Prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C virus infection among male prison inmates in Maryland

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Abstract

To identify incidence of antibody to hepatitis C virus among 265 male prison inmates, we assayed paired serum specimens obtained at intake in 1985-1986 with follow-up specimens in 1987. Intake prevalence was 38 percent. Seroincidence was 1.1/100 person years in prison. This finding might reflect saturation of high-risk subgroups or possibly reduced frequency of exposures following incarceration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-569
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1993

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Hepacivirus
Hepatitis C Antibodies
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Keywords

  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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