Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, ISSN 1918-3003 print, 1918-3011 online, Open Access
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Volume 7, Number 6, June 2015, pages 499-500

Prevalence of Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 Carrier in Japanese Pregnant Women in 2013


Table 1. Results of HTLV-1 Western Blot Tests and Estimated Number of Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 Carrier in Pregnant Women Who Delivered at ≥ 22 Weeks’ Gestation in 2011 and 2013 by Area in Japan
WB positive rate (%)Estimated HTLV-1 carrierWB positive rate (%)Estimated HTLV-1 carrier
Values are presented as percentage or number. HTLV-1: human T-cell leukemia virus type 1; WB test: western blot test.
Northeast area0.084900.140150
Kanto (around Tokyo)0.0622300.067240
Central area0.0831200.080110
Kinki (around Osaka)0.1512400.163270
West central area0.1131100.104100
Kyushu area (southwest area)0.5968200.663910