Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Senior Citizens in a Southern Brazilian City

@inproceedings{Machado2013PrevalenceAF,
  title={Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Senior Citizens in a Southern Brazilian City},
  author={Dan{\'u}bia Felippe Grassi de Paula Machado and Tatiana Cristina Costa Martins and Daisson Jos{\'e} Trevisol and Roger Augusto Vieira e Silva and Jana{\'i}na L Narciso-Schiavon and Fabiana Schuelter Trevisol and Leonardo L Schiavon},
  booktitle={Hepatitis monthly},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Given the long term exposure to risk factors, it is likely that older adults exhibit the highest proportions of HBV serological markers. Nevertheless, there are few methodologically adequate studies in Brazil evaluating the prevalence and risk factors for HBV infection in individuals aged 60 years or more. OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with HBV infection in elderly residents in the city of Tubarão/SC. PATIENTS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study… CONTINUE READING

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