A Sex Difference in the Prevalence of Antibodies to Cytomegalovirus

J. P. Luby, D. M. Shasby

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Complement fixation antibodies to cytomegalovirus (CMV) were determined for 195 nonwhite persons residing in a circumscribed community in Dallas. Complement fixation antibody titers ≥ 1:8 were encountered in 45.1% of the sample. There was a progressive increase in CMV antibody prevalence with age. In each age group studied and particularly during the child-bearing years (15 to 44), the prevalence of CMV antibody was greater in women. Overall, CMV antibody rates for women (55.0%) differed significantly from those found for men (32.6%) (P<.005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1290-1291
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 4 1972

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