Tattooing and risk of hepatitis B: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Jafari2012TattooingAR,
  title={Tattooing and risk of hepatitis B: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Siavash Jafari and Jane A Buxton and Kourosh F Afshar and Ray A Copes and Souzan Baharlou},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2012},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={
          207-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to assess the association between tattooing and the risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus. METHODS A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, ACP Journal Club and BIOSIS Previews was performed up to March 2011. RESULTS Forty-two observational studies were included in this systematic review, of which 31 were included in the meta-analysis. Pooled odds ratios (95… CONTINUE READING
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