Prevalence of hepatitis c virus infection in US hispanic/Latino adults: Results from the NHANES 2007-2010 and HCHS/SOL studies

Mark H. Kuniholm, Molly Jung, James E. Everhart, Scott Cotler, Gerardo Heiss, Geraldine McQuillan, Ryung S. Kim, Howard D. Strickler, Bharat Thyagarajan, Marston Youngblood, Robert C. Kaplan, Gloria Y.F. Ho

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Abstract

Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody has been reported in Mexican Americans, but its prevalence in other US Hispanic/Latino groups is unknown. We studied 2 populations of US Hispanic/Latino adults; 3210 from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2010 and 11 964 from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Age-standardized prevalence of HCV antibody was similar in NHANES 2007-2010 (1.5%) and HCHS/SOL (2.0%) but differed significantly by Hispanic/Latino background in HCHS/SOL (eg, 11.6% in Puerto Rican men vs 0.4% in South American men). These findings suggest that the HCV epidemic among US Hispanics/Latinos is heterogeneous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1585-1590
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume209
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2014

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Keywords

  • HCV
  • Hispanic
  • Latino
  • RNA
  • United States
  • antibody
  • hepatitis C virus
  • prevalence
  • risk factor.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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Kuniholm, M. H., Jung, M., Everhart, J. E., Cotler, S., Heiss, G., McQuillan, G., Kim, R. S., Strickler, H. D., Thyagarajan, B., Youngblood, M., Kaplan, R. C., & Ho, G. Y. F. (2014). Prevalence of hepatitis c virus infection in US hispanic/Latino adults: Results from the NHANES 2007-2010 and HCHS/SOL studies. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 209(10), 1585-1590. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jit672