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Prevalence of Hepatitis C infection in Qeshm Island in 2013-2014, Iran

(2015) Prevalence of Hepatitis C infection in Qeshm Island in 2013-2014, Iran. Journal of medicine and life.

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Abstract

Introduction: Hepatitis has involved many individuals and has left many complications. Hepatitis C is a type of hepatitis connected with several dilemmas. The purpose of the research is to study the Hepatitis epidemiology C into the Island of Qeshm in 2014. Method: this was an interventional study conducted on 1500 inhabitants of Qeshm Island. Participants were selected by using cluster sampling. Five cc of blood was drawn from each participant in order to test for HCV-Ab with ELIZA technique. Positive samples were referred for PCR to investigate the presence of anti Hepatitis C anti body. Data were entered in SPSS v.16 after sample collection and are examined utilizing detailed census (prevalence, mean, percent and standard deviation) and chi-square. Results: out of 1500 participants, 986 (65.7%) are women and 514 (34.3 %) are men. HCV anti body was seen in four patients (0.3 percent). The outcomes of the research explained that not of the studied factors (age, gender, marital status, place of residence, educational level, history of IV drug abuse, being in jail, quitting addiction, risky sexual behavior, etc.) is related to antibody pervasiveness. Conclusion: The disease pervasiveness was 0.3 percent in Qeshm Island, that is compatible with the another research outcomes. Also, factors investigated for HCV were not recognized as HCV risk factors.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hepatitis C,Qeshm,epidemiology
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
WC Communicable Diseases > WC 500-590 Virus Diseases
WI Digestive System > WI 700-770 Liver. Biliary Tract
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center
Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Molecular Medicine Research Center
Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Clinical Research Development Center of Shahid Mohammadi Hospital
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4844

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