Risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria.

@article{Rabiu2010RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria.},
  author={Kabiru Afolarin Rabiu and Oluwarotimi Ireti Akinola and Adeniyi Abiodun Adewunmi and Olufemi M Omololu and Temitope Olumuyiwa Ojo},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 8},
  pages={
          1024-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection among pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria, and the possible implications for hepatitis B prevention in the country. DESIGN Prospective case control study. SETTING Lagos Island Maternity Hospital. METHODS Between 1 August 2006 and 31 January 2007, risk factors for hepatitis B infection were determined amongst pregnant women using a structured questionnaire. The women were tested for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) as… CONTINUE READING
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