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04 May 2022: Clinical Research

Comparison of the Prevalence of Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in 9954 Recruits in the Korean Army Training Center with the General Korean Population of Equivalent Age Between September and November, 2020

Kwang Ho Mun 1CDEF , Haebong Jang 2ABG , Hwanyeong Jeong 3BC , Jangkyu Choi 4B , June-Woo Lee 5A , Ah-Ra Kim 5CE , Su Hwan Kim 5C , Sung Soon Kim 6A , Donghyok Kwon 7B , Dohsik Minn 8BC , Quehn Park 2ABG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.934926

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e934926

Table 2 Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in study subjects and Korean male population.

RegionStudy subjectsKorean male population
Seropositive%PCR positive%
Seoul40.20% (0.06–0.51)7130.09%
Busan10.19% (0.00–1.08)620.02%
Daegu111.97% (0.99–3.42)1,0310.51%
Incheon00.00% (0.00–0.74)960.04%
Gwangju00.00% (0.00–1.19)630.05%
Daejeon10.28% (0.00–1.53)370.03%
Ulsan10.50% (0.23–2.56)240.02%
Sejong00.00% (0.00–6.42)30.01%
Gyeonggi60.23% (0.1–0.50)7570.07%
Gangwon00.00% (0.00–1.63)560.05%
Chungbuk10.32% (0.01–1.65)330.03%
Chungnam00.00% (0.00–0.91)850.05%
Jeonbuk10.33% (0.01–1.72)410.03%
Jeonnam00.00% (0.00–0.85)270.02%
Gyeongbuk40.80% (0.27–2.01)2120.11%
Gyeongnam10.19% (0.00–1.04)400.02%
Jeju00.00% (0.00–1.68)130.03%
PCR – polymerase chain reaction test; SARS-CoV-2 – severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Data are expressed as n (%), and all of the subjects were Korean male adults, according to Statistics Korea.

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