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|Title:||Acute hepatitis B infection in aboriginal Australians.|
|Citation:||Aust J Public Health. 1993 Dec;17(4):331-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.1993.tb00164.x.|
|Abstract:||The apparent incidence of acute hepatitis B infection in the Top End of the Northern Territory was estimated from notification data and hospital data to be 12 per 100,000 per year, with a marked difference between Aborigines (42 per 100,000) and non-Aborigines (4 per 100,000), and an odds ratio of 9.7 (95 per cent confidence intervals 3 to 33). Sixty percent of Aboriginal cases of acute hepatitis B occurred in children under 10 years of age, whereas non-Aboriginal cases occurred in adults aged 20 to 29, most with behavioural risk factors. These findings confirm the importance of immunising Aboriginal children to reduce the future incidence of hepatitis B infection and hepatoma.|
|Click to open Pubmed Article:||https://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8204714|
|Journal title:||Australian journal of public health|
|Appears in Collections:||(a) NT Health Research Collection|
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