Seroprevalence of hepatitis C in a sample of middle class substance abusers.

  title={Seroprevalence of hepatitis C in a sample of middle class substance abusers.},
  author={Henry David Abraham and S Degli-Esposti and Luciana Marino},
  journal={Journal of addictive diseases},
  volume={18 4},
Hepatitis C (HCV) is an indolent and often fatal disease affecting four million Americans commonly associated with low socioeconomic status. We assessed its prevalence in a sample of 334 consecutively admitted middle class substance abusers in a private urban hospital, and ascertained risk factors for its transmission. We found that the point prevalence rate for HCV was 27.7% among all substance abusers, and 76.7% among intravenous drug users. Using logistic regression, we found risk factors… CONTINUE READING


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