Table 1

Demographic structure of the samples selected for testing and the results

HHS datanAge median (range)Female:maleNon-Indigenous:IndigenousHTLV-1-positive WBPrevalence, % (95% CI)
Total200045 (18–78)50:5050:5020.1 (0.01 to 0.36)
Reported by age category Age category
Group A50018–2550:5050:500
Group B50026–4050:5050:500
Group C50041–5550:5050:5010.2 (0.01 to 1.11)
Group D500>5650:5050:5010.2 (0.01 to 1.11)
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  • 2 out of 2000 HHS samples were confirmed to be HTLV-1-positive.

  • CI, Confidence interval; HHS, Hospital and Health Services; HTLV-1, Human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1; WB, Western blot confirmatory laboratory test.