Correlates of hepatitis C virus seropositivity in prison inmates: a meta-analysis

  title={Correlates of hepatitis C virus seropositivity in prison inmates: a meta-analysis},
  author={Maria Fenicia Vescio and Benedetta Longo and Sergio Babudieri and Giulio Starnini and Sergio Carbonara and Giovanni Rezza and Roberto Monarca},
  journal={Journal of Epidemiology \& Community Health},
  pages={305 - 313}
Background: The prevalence of infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is higher among prison inmates compared with the general population because of the high proportion of injecting drug users (IDU). Methods: A meta-analysis of studies on HCV infection in the correctional system was performed. The main objective was to analyse risk factors for HCV infection and to assess HCV seroprevalence and incidence in prison. Results: Thirty studies were included in the meta-analysis on HCV prevalence. IDU… 

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