Estimations of worldwide prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection: a systematic review of data published between 1965 and 2013

@article{Schweitzer2015EstimationsOW,
  title={Estimations of worldwide prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection: a systematic review of data published between 1965 and 2013},
  author={A. Schweitzer and J. Horn and R. Mikolajczyk and G. Krause and J. J. Ott},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2015},
  volume={386},
  pages={1546-1555}
}
BACKGROUND The quantification of the burden of disease attributable to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and the adaptation of prevention and control measures requires knowledge on its prevalence in the general population. For most countries such data are not routinely available. We estimated the national, regional, and global prevalence of chronic HBV infection. METHODS For this systematic review and pooled analysis, we searched for data on prevalence of chronic HBV infection published… Expand
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