Table 3: The prevalence of HTLV1 in pregnant mothers and their newborns according to the sex and weight of newborns.

HTLV1 antibodyNegativePositiveTotalP value
No (%)No (%)No (%)

Neonatal weight
 Lower than normal16 (4.0%) 0 (0%)16 (3.9%)
 Normal (2700–4000 gr)370 (92.3%)6 (100.0%)376 (92.4%)0.972
 More than normal15 (3.7%)0 (.0%)15 (3.7%)

Total401 (100.0%)6 (100.0%)407 (100.0%)

Neonatal sex
 Male 202 (50.4%)4 (66.7%)206 (50.6%)0.685
 Female199 (49.6%)2 (33.3%)201 (49.4%)

Total401 (100.0%)6 (100.0%)407 (100.0%)