Factors influencing Hepatitis C virus sero-prevalence among blood donors in north west Pakistan.

@article{Khattak2008FactorsIH,
  title={Factors influencing Hepatitis C virus sero-prevalence among blood donors in north west Pakistan.},
  author={Muhammad Naeem Khattak and Saeed Akhtar and Sadia Mahmud and Tariq Mahmood Roshan},
  journal={Journal of public health policy},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={207-25}
}
Hepatitis C virus infection is a major health problem worldwide. The current study estimated seroprevalence of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and evaluated associated factors among volunteer blood donors of the Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan. Of 1,131 volunteer blood donors enrolled, 46 (4.1%) were positive for anti-HCV antibodies. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that positive donors were more likely to be 27-32 years old or >32 years old, have had 1-2 injections or >2… CONTINUE READING

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