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Table 2 Relationship between presence of Herpes virus IgG antibodies, and age and sex

From: Herpes virus seroepidemiology in the adult Swedish population

  HSV1 HSV2 VZV CMV HHV6
IgG positivewomen, n (%) 218 (79.6) 45 (16.4) 269 (98.2) 234 (85.4) 266 (98.9)
IgG positivemen, n (%) 207 (79.3) 24 (9.2) 255 (97.7) 211 (80.8) 251 (96.2)
p-value men vs. women 0.943 0.013 0.699 0.159 0.143
AgeIgG positive, mean ± SD 62.9 ± 16.0 61.5 ± 15.3 60.7 ± 16.1 62.2 ± 16.0 60.3 ± 16.1
AgeIgG negative, mean ± SD 52.2 ± 14.0 60.6 ± 16.3 61.3 ± 20.1 53.2 ± 15.4 69.9 ± 12.4
p-value for difference in mean age <0.001 0.638 0.902 <0.001 0.034