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Title: Seroprevalence of hepatitis E in Nahavand, Islamic Republic of Iran: a population-based study
Authors: Taremi, M.
Alizadeh, A.H. Mohammad
Ardalan, A.
Ansari, S.
Zali, M.R.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: A 2-month community-based survey in February/March of 2003 was carried out to study the seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus [HEV] infection in Nahavand, Islamic Republic of Iran. From each of 6 urban regions of Nahavand, 304 inhabitants >/= 6 years were recruited through systematic random sampling [total 1824]. Participants were tested for anti-HEV IgG using ELISA. The overall seroprevalence of HEV was 9.3% [95% CI: 8.2%-10.9%]. Based on multivariate adjustment, only sex [OR = 1.61, 95% CI: 1.13-2.28] and age [OR = 1.03, 95% CI: 1.01-1.04] emerged as significant risk factors. This intermediate prevalence urges further investigations on HEV infection in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Description: 157-162
Keywords: Hepatitis E
Hepatitis E virus
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Hepatitis E
ISSN: 1020-3397
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