Alternative risk factors of HCV infection in a rural community in China
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AbstractA case-control study was conducted in Linxian, Henan Province in China to explore potential risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection unassociated with injection drug use. One hundred and ninety-two persons (41.7% male, 95.8% aged >60 years) were recruited from an earlier cohort. Of these, 48 were HCV positive and 144 HCV negative. Residence in a plain region and 3-10 injections in a health setting per year were significantly associated with HCV in both univariate and multivariate analysis (P < 0.01). In rural China, the geographic distribution of HCV infection was heterogeneous and associated with injections in a health setting, a pattern which differed from the epidemics in injection drug users in urban cities.
All Author(s) ListZhang M, Fan J, Li H, Cui J, Qiao Y, Sung J, Lee SS
Journal nameEpidemiology and Infection
Volume Number138
Issue Number7
Pages1032 - 1035
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChina; epidemiology; HCV; injection
Web of Science Subject CategoriesInfectious Diseases; INFECTIOUS DISEASES; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SCI

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