Prevalence and factors associated with HCV infection among elderly individuals in a southern Brazilian city.

@article{Martins2013PrevalenceAF,
  title={Prevalence and factors associated with HCV infection among elderly individuals in a southern Brazilian city.},
  author={Tatiana Cristina Costa Martins and Dan{\'u}bia Felippe Grassi de Paula Machado and Fabiana Schuelter-Trevisol and Daisson Jos{\'e} Trevisol and Roger Augusto Vieira e Silva and Jana{\'i}na L Narciso-Schiavon and Leonardo L Schiavon},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          281-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Few Latin American studies have assessed the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in elderly individuals, in whom the highest rates are expected. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with HCV infection in elderly residents in the municipality of Tubarão, Santa Catarina. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 820 individuals (aged ≥ 60 years) who were selected by simple random sampling. The presence of anti-HCV antibodies was tested by… CONTINUE READING

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