Table III. Correlations between anti-HBs levels at 1 and 2 y of age and HBsAg-specific CMI at 1 y of age
CMI Parameter at age 1 yCorrelation Coefficienta (Rho) to Anti-HBs Levels at 1 y (n)p Value (Two-Tailed)Correlation Coefficienta (Rho) to Anti-HBs Levels at 2 y (n)p Value (Two-Tailed)
Percentage of starting CD4 T cells that proliferated0.115 (n = 76)0.321−0.001 (n = 72)0.994
Percentage of starting CD8 T cells that proliferated0.176 (n = 76)0.1290.179 (n = 72)0.132
Percentage of IFN-γ+ proliferating CD4 T cells0.170 (n = 63)0.1820.350 (n = 60)0.006
Percentage of IL-13+ proliferating CD4 T cells0.097 (n = 63)0.4470.106 (n = 60)0.420
Percentage of IL-21+ proliferating CD4 T cells0.068 (n = 63)0.5980.180 (n = 60)0.169
IFN-γ secretion (pg/ml)0.269 (n = 76)0.0190.302 (n = 72)0.01
IL-10 secretion (pg/ml)0.297 (n = 76)0.0090.088 (n = 72)0.461
IL-13 secretion (pg/ml)0.114 (n = 76)0.325−0.029 (n = 72)0.812
TNF-α secretion (pg/ml)0.091 (n = 76)0.4330.122 (n = 72)0.308
  • The bold text indicates statistical significance.

  • a Spearman rank analysis.