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The prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in Korea: pooled analysis

Authors
 Hai-Rim Shin  ;  Soon Young Hwang  ;  Chung-Mo Nam 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.20(6) : 985-988, 2005-12 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2005-12
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Female ; Hepatitis C / epidemiology* ; Hepatitis C / immunology ; Hepatitis C / prevention & control ; Hepatitis C / transmission ; Hepatitis C Antibodies / blood ; Humans ; Korea / epidemiology ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Seroepidemiologic Studies
Abstract
This study evaluated the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in Korea. Pooled estimates of the anti-HCV positivity were calculated using the data published in 15 reports on the general population and health check-up examinees. The overall pooled estimate of the prevalence of HCV among middle-aged adults (40 yr old and above) was 1.68% (95% confidence interval: 1.51-1.86%) during the year of 1990-2000 among the general population. Most of the published data indicated that the prevalence of anti-HCV increased with age. The anti-HCV positivity was significantly higher in females than in males. Because the risk of HCV exposure in blood recipients has decreased remarkably, the spread of HCV through means other than a transfusion must be prevented.
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DOI
10.3346/jkms.2005.20.6.985
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Nam, Chung Mo(남정모) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0985-0928
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/178856
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