Table 1

HSV-2 seroprevalence by sex, age, and group studied

No of individualsNo of HSV-2 positive% HSV-2 positive (95% CI)
Total673375.5 (3.9–7.5)
Sex
Males (%)448224.9 (3.1–7.3)
Females (%)225156.7 (3.8–10.8)
Age (years)
1–19168 63.6 (1.3–7.6)
20–29152127.9 (4.1–13.4)
30–39171 74.1 (1.7–8.3)
40–49 98 66.1 (2.3–12.8)
50–99 84 67.1 (2.7–14.9)
Groups studied
Military recruits156 63.8 (1.4–8.2)
Outpatients272155.5 (3.0–8.7)
Blood donors179116.1 (3.1–10.7)
Pregnant women 66 57.6 (2.5–16.8)