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Title: Acute hepatitis B infection in aboriginal Australians.
Authors: Wan X
Currie BJ
Miller N
Mathews JD
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.
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Journal title: Australian journal of public health
Volume: 17
Pages: 331-3
Publication Date: 1993-12
Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.1993.tb00164.x
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