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Prevalence and risk factor of HBV in Jzan

Prevalence and risk factor of HBV in Jzan

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Title: Prevalence and risk factor of HBV in Jzan
Author: Bani, Ibrahim; Mahfouz, Mohamed S.; Gaffar, Erwa Maki2 Abdelrahim; Elhassan, Ibrahim; Yassin, Abu Obaida; Ageely, Hussein M.
Abstract: Background: Hepatitis B virus is one of the major etiological agents for parenterally acquired hepatitis. Viral hepatitis during pregnancy is associa determine the prevalence of HBV infection in pregnant women, and to find out its associated risk factors in Jazan region south KSA.Patients & Methods: general hospital and randomly selected primary health care centers in Jazan region - constituted the target population of the present study. All women were screened for HBsAgd by using HBsAg Rapid Test Device (ACON).Results: 4.1% (95% CI: 2.7 - 6.1). The prevalence of HBV according to age showed that women less than 20 years are free of HBV, whereas for other age groups HBV prevalen the associated risk factors, women with history of hospitalization, and association with anti- HBV seropositive. Dental histories, significant association with HBV.Conclusion: 4.1%. Past history of hospitalization study suggests expansion of the Hepatitis B vaccination program to reduce the risk of HBV among pregnant women.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/17111
Date: 2015-11-16


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