Hepatitis B screening in a New York City obstetrics service

S. M. Friedman, L. P. DeSilva, H. E. Fox, G. Bernard

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Abstract

A cross-sectional chart review study was performed of hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen screening of 532 women admitted to a New York City hospital obstetrics service from 1984 to 1985. Comparison of serologic results to risk factors for hepatitis B revealed that women born outside the United States and those with a positive test for or history of a sexually transmitted disease were more likely to be infected with HBV. Obstetric clinics with large immigrant populations should consider screening all patients for HBV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume78
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B virus
Obstetrics
Urban Hospitals
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Population

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Friedman, S. M., DeSilva, L. P., Fox, H. E., & Bernard, G. (1988). Hepatitis B screening in a New York City obstetrics service. American Journal of Public Health, 78(3), 308-310.

Hepatitis B screening in a New York City obstetrics service. / Friedman, S. M.; DeSilva, L. P.; Fox, H. E.; Bernard, G.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 78, No. 3, 1988, p. 308-310.

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Friedman, SM, DeSilva, LP, Fox, HE & Bernard, G 1988, 'Hepatitis B screening in a New York City obstetrics service', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 308-310.
Friedman SM, DeSilva LP, Fox HE, Bernard G. Hepatitis B screening in a New York City obstetrics service. American Journal of Public Health. 1988;78(3):308-310.
Friedman, S. M. ; DeSilva, L. P. ; Fox, H. E. ; Bernard, G. / Hepatitis B screening in a New York City obstetrics service. In: American Journal of Public Health. 1988 ; Vol. 78, No. 3. pp. 308-310.
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