Hepatitis C testing, infection, and linkage to care among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, 2009-2010.

@article{Tohme2013HepatitisCT,
  title={Hepatitis C testing, infection, and linkage to care among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, 2009-2010.},
  author={Rania A. Tohme and Jian Nan Xing and Youlian Liao and Scott Holmberg},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={112-9}
}
OBJECTIVES We estimated rates and determinants of hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing, infection, and linkage to care among US racial/ethnic minorities. METHODS We analyzed the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the US Risk Factor Survey conducted in 2009-2010 (n = 53,896 minority adults). RESULTS Overall, 19% of respondents were tested for HCV. Only 60% of those reporting a risk factor were tested, with much lower rates among Asians reporting injection drug use (40%). Odds… CONTINUE READING