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 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

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

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  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Kuniholm, M. H., Jung, M., Everhart, J. E., Cotler, S., Heiss, G., McQuillan, G., ... 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

Prevalence of hepatitis c virus infection in US hispanic/Latino adults : Results from the NHANES 2007-2010 and HCHS/SOL studies. / Kuniholm, Mark H.; Jung, Molly; Everhart, James E.; Cotler, Scott; Heiss, Gerardo; McQuillan, Geraldine; Kim, Ryung S.; Strickler, Howard; Thyagarajan, Bharat; Youngblood, Marston; Kaplan, Robert C.; Ho, Gloria Y F.

In: Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 209, No. 10, 15.05.2014, p. 1585-1590.

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Kuniholm, MH, Jung, M, Everhart, JE, Cotler, S, Heiss, G, McQuillan, G, Kim, RS, Strickler, H, Thyagarajan, B, Youngblood, M, Kaplan, RC & Ho, GYF 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, vol. 209, no. 10, pp. 1585-1590. https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jit672
Kuniholm, Mark H. ; Jung, Molly ; Everhart, James E. ; Cotler, Scott ; Heiss, Gerardo ; McQuillan, Geraldine ; Kim, Ryung S. ; Strickler, Howard ; Thyagarajan, Bharat ; Youngblood, Marston ; Kaplan, Robert C. ; Ho, Gloria Y F. / Prevalence of hepatitis c virus infection in US hispanic/Latino adults : Results from the NHANES 2007-2010 and HCHS/SOL studies. In: Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2014 ; Vol. 209, No. 10. pp. 1585-1590.
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