Epidemiology of hepatitis E infection in Hong Kong
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Abstract1. The overall anti–hepatitis E virus (HEV) seropositivity was 32.0%. It increased with age from 9.4% in individuals aged <30 years to 45.1% in those aged >59 years.
2. Independent risk factors associated with HEV seropositivity were age >35 years (odds ratio [OR]=3.25), no hand-washing practice after handling shellfish (OR=1.63), and higher education level (OR=0.57).
3. Anti-HEV seropositivity was more prevalent in patients with chronic liver disease (44.0%) and individuals aged >54 years (44.0%).
4. In a subgroup of frequent food handlers, the incidence of HEV infection was 0.8% during a 12-month period.
All Author(s) ListChan DPC, Lee KCK, Lee SS.
Journal nameHong Kong Medical Journal
Volume Number23
Issue NumberSuppl. 5
PagesS31 - S35
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordshepatitis E, HEV, epidemiology

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