Prevalence and risk factors of Hepatitis C virus infection in Brazil, 2005 through 2009: a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Pereira2013PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors of Hepatitis C virus infection in Brazil, 2005 through 2009: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Leila Mmb Pereira and Celina Maria Turchi Martelli and Regina C{\'e}lia Moreira and Edgar Merchan-Hamman and Airton Tetelbom Stein and Regina Maria A Cardoso and Gerusa Maria Figueiredo and Ulisses Ramos Montarroyos and Cynthia Braga and Mar{\'i}lia Dalva Turchi and Gabriela Perdomo Coral and Deborah Maia Crespo and Maria Luiza Carvalho Lima and Luis Claudio A Alencar and Marcelo Abrah{\~a}o Costa and Alex P A dos Santos and Ricardo A A Ximenes},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BackgroundHepatitis C chronic liver disease is a major cause of liver transplant in developed countries. This article reports the first nationwide population-based survey conducted to estimate the seroprevalence of HCV antibodies and associated risk factors in the urban population of Brazil.MethodsThe cross sectional study was conducted in all Brazilian macro-regions from 2005 to 2009, as a stratified multistage cluster sample of 19,503 inhabitants aged between 10 and 69 years, representing… CONTINUE READING
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