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Table 1 Meta-analysis prevalence of hepatitis E virus infection in the global population of pregnant women

From: Burden of hepatitis E virus infection in pregnancy and maternofoetal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  Prevalence (95% confidence intervals) 95% prediction intervals N Studies N Participants Heterogeneity p Egger test p difference
H (95% confidence intervals) I2 (95% confidence intervals) p
Symptomatic 49.6 (42.6–56.7) 13.6–85.9 32 3696 4.2 (3.7–4.6) 94.2 (92.7–95.4) <  0.0001 0.739 <  0.0001
Asymptomatic 3.4 (1.2–6.4) 0.0–24.3 19 7967 6.1 (5.4–6.8) 97.3 (96.6–97.9) <  0.0001 0.633  
By HDI
 Asymptomatic
  Low and medium HDI 5.0 (0.8–11.9) 0.0–41.6 9 3678 7.3 (6.2–8.5) 98.1 (97.4–98.6) <  0.0001 0.551 0.410
  High and very high HDI 2.6 (0.6–5.5) 0.0–19.6 12 5781 5.4 (4.6–6.4) 96.6 (95.3–97.5) <  0.0001 0.473  
Symptomatic
  Low and medium HDI 49.6 (42.6–56.7) 13.6–85.9 32 3696 4.2 (3.7–4.6) 94.2 (92.7–95.4) <  0.0001 0.739 NA
  High and very high HDI 0  
  1. HDI human development index