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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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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