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Title: Prevalência elevada de hepatite C no distrito de Botafogo, cidade de Bebedouro, interior do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, 2007
Other Titles: High prevalence of hepatitis C in the district of Botafogo, municipality of Bebedouro, São Paulo State, Brazil, 2007
Authors: Ferrão, Sabrina de Brito Ramalho Luz
Figueiredo, José Fernando de Castro
Yoshida, Clara Fumiko Tachibana
Passos, Afonso Dinis Costa
Affilliation: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto. Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil.
Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto. Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto. Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil.
Abstract: This article aimed to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis C in Botafogo, a district of Bebedouro, São Paulo State, Brazil, and investigate possible risk factors. One individual over 18 years of age was selected from each household to answer a questionnaire on socio-demographic variables and factors associated with hepatitis C. Blood samples were also drawn for immunoenzymatic tests. Positive HCV-antibody samples were submitted to viral RNA detection. HCV prevalence was 8.8% (95%CI: 5.8-11.7), and independent variables associated with risk of infection were: male gender, time of local residence > 30 years, and history of injected medication using nondisposable material, sterilized by boiling. The high prevalence of hepatitis C infection in this relatively isolated rural population appears to result from previous exposure to injections with inadequately sterilized material, with some evidence suggesting a specific elderly pharmacy employee who customarily applied such injections and may have been a chronic HCV carrier.
Keywords: Hepatitis C
Prevalence
Risk Factors
keywords: Hepatite C
Fatores de risco
Prevalência
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca.
Citation: FERRÃO, Sabrina de Brito Ramalho Luz et al. Prevalência elevada de hepatite C no distrito de Botafogo, cidade de Bebedouro, interior do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, 2007. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, v. 25, n. 2, p. 460-464, fev. 2009.
ISSN: 0102-311X
Copyright: open access
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