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dc.contributorDepartament de Salut
dc.contributor.authorPlans-Rubió, Pere
dc.contributor.authorEspuñes-Vendrell, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorCosta-Camps, Josep
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-23T12:54:58Z
dc.date.available2019-07-23T12:54:58Z
dc.date.issued2019-01
dc.identifier.citationPlans P, Espuñes J, Costa J. Seroepidemiologia de l’hepatitis C a Catalunya l’any 2002. Butll Epidemiol Catalunya. 2019 Gen;40(01):1-7.
dc.identifier.issn2385–720X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11351/4205
dc.descriptionSeroepidemiology; Hepatitis C; Risk factors; Prevention
dc.description.abstractBackground. THepatitis C is a chronic viral disease for which a very effective pharmacological treatment is available. The aim of the present study was to analyse hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroprevalence in population aged ≥5 years in Catalonia in 2002, and to compare the seroprevalence found in 2002 with the prevalence found in a study carried out in 1996. Methods and Results. A representative sample (N=2620) of the population aged ≥5 years in Catalonia was obtained. Serum samples were obtained, and ELISA and RIBA assays (Ortho Diagnostics) were used to determine the seroprevalence of HCVinfected people. The prevalence of HCV infection in 2002 was 1.3%, 1% in men, and 1.5% in women. The prevalence of HCV infection was associated with parenteral drug abuse (ORadj=36.5, p<0.01), tattoos (ORadj=26.1, p<0.001), and blood transfusions (ORadj=6, 8, p<0.005). Prevalence of HCV infection had been reduced by 48% between 1996 and 2002 (2.5% vs. 1.3%). Conclusions. Prevalence of HCV infection was estimated to be 1.3% in 2002. A decrease in HCV prevalence occurred between 1996 and 2002, possibly due to preventive activities developed in Catalonia.
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dc.publisherAgència de Salut Pública de Catalunya
dc.relation.ispartofseriesButlletí epidemiològic de Catalunya;40(01)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.sourceScientia
dc.subjectHepatitis C - Epidemiologia - Catalunya
dc.subjectHepatitis C - Estadístiques - Catalunya
dc.subject.mesh/epidemiology
dc.subject.meshCatalonia
dc.subject.meshHepatitis C
dc.titleSeroepidemiologia de l’hepatitis C a Catalunya l’any 2002
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.dlB. 11287–2015
dc.subject.decshepatitis C
dc.subject.decs/epidemiología
dc.subject.decsCataluña
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.audienceProfessionals
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation[Plans P] Subdirecció General de Vigilància i Resposta a Emergències de Salut Pública, Agència de Salut Pública de Catalunya (ASPCAT), Departament de Salut, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. CIBER Epidemiologia i Salut Pública (CIBERESP), Institut de Salut Carlos III, Madrid, Spain. [Espuñes J] Subdirecció General de Vigilància i Resposta a Emergències de Salut Pública, Agència de Salut Pública de Catalunya (ASPCAT), Departament de Salut, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. [Costa J] Servei de Microbiologia, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
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