Hepatitis B Virus Infections Among Children and Adolescents in Germany: Migration Background as a Risk Factor in a Low Seroprevalence Population

@article{Cai2011HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B Virus Infections Among Children and Adolescents in Germany: Migration Background as a Risk Factor in a Low Seroprevalence Population},
  author={Wei Cai and Christina Poethko-M{\"u}ller and Osamah Hamouda and Doris Radun},
  journal={The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={30},
  pages={19-24}
}
Background: Data on hepatitis B (HB) infection prevalence among children and adolescents in Germany are scarce. We estimated seroprevalence of HB infection and assessed determinants for HB infection among children and adolescents in Germany from a representative population sample. Methods: From 2003 to 2006, the Robert Koch Institute conducted a nationwide cross-sectional Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents in Germany. Data on age, gender, migration background… 

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