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dc.contributorAmiri, Z. MohtashamEN
dc.contributorRezvani, M.EN
dc.contributorShakib, R. JafariEN
dc.contributorShakib, A. JafariEN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:59:58Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:59:58Z
dc.date.issued2007EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1302/13_2_2007_250_256.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117270
dc.description250-256EN
dc.description.abstractThis was a cross- sectional prevalence study to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus [‎HCV]‎ and high- risk behaviours in drug abusers admitted to prison in Guilan province, northern Islamic Republic of Iran. Subjects were asked about risk behaviours for acquiring HCV and blood was drawn for HCV antibody testing using ELISA techniques. Of 460 inmates, the mean duration of drug use was 8.9 years; 51.7% were opium users and 18.3% heroin users. HCV risk behaviours were in this population and 209 inmates [‎45.4%]‎ were HCV antibody positive [‎88.9% of intravenous common drug abusers]‎. HCV- positive status was significantly associated with intravenous drug use, having skin tattoos and number of times in prisonEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectSubstance Abuse, IntravenousEN
dc.subjectPrisonersEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectRisk FactorsEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectEnzyme-Linked Immunosorbent AssayEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subject.meshHepatitis CEN
dc.titlePrevalence of hepatitis C virus infection and risk factors of drug using prisoners in Guilan provinceEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (‎2)‎, 250-256, 2007


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