Iron-binding proteins, hepatitis B virus, and mortality in the Solomon Islands.


The hypothesis that serum levels of ferritin and transferrin are associated with subsequent mortality was tested in a population of Solomon Islanders who had been followed over an 8-12-year period beginning in 1966. A case-control analysis of 105 matched pairs showed that 1966-1970 levels of ferritin were higher and levels of transferrin were lower in… (More)