The prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A virus and its determinants in The Netherlands: a population-based survey.

@article{Termorshuizen2000ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A virus and its determinants in The Netherlands: a population-based survey.},
  author={Fabian Termorshuizen and J W Dorigo-Zetsma and Hester E de Melker and Susan van den Hof and Marina A E Conyn-van Spaendonck},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={459-66}
}
The prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A virus was assessed in a Dutch nationwide sample (n = 7367). A questionnaire was used to study the association with various sociodemographic characteristics. Overall, 33.8% (95% CI 31.6-36%) of the population had hepatitis A antibodies. The seroprevalence was less than 10% in people under 35; it increased from 25% at 35 years to 85% at 79 years. For those 15-49 years of age, Turks (90.9%) and Moroccans (95.8%) had greater seroprevalence than… CONTINUE READING