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Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in US Hispanic/Latino adults: results from the NHANES 2007-2010 and HCHS/SOL studies.

TitlePrevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in US Hispanic/Latino adults: results from the NHANES 2007-2010 and HCHS/SOL studies.
Publication TypePublication
Year2014
AuthorsKuniholm MH, Jung M, Everhart JE, Cotler S, Heiss G, McQuillan G, Kim RS, Strickler HD, Thyagarajan B, Youngblood M, Kaplan RC, Ho GYF
JournalJ Infect Dis
Volume209
Issue10
Pagination1585-90
Date Published2014 May 15
ISSN1537-6613
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Female, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis C Antibodies, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Middle Aged, Nutrition Surveys, Prevalence, RNA, Viral, United States, Young Adult
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.

DOI10.1093/infdis/jit672
Alternate JournalJ Infect Dis
PubMed ID24423693
PubMed Central IDPMC3997577
Grant ListKL2 RR025749 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States
UL1 RR025750 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States
UL1RR025750 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65236 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65235 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65237 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65234 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65233 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65237 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65233 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR001073 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65234 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65236 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65235 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
KL2RR025749 / RR / NCRR NIH HHS / United States
MS#: 
0033B
Manuscript Lead/Corresponding Author Affiliation: 
Field Center: Bronx (Einstein College of Medicine)
ECI: 
Yes
Manuscript Status: 
Published