Prevalence of hepatitis B and its associated factors among barbers in Kermanshah province (2008-11)

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Meghdad Pirsaheb 1 , Abdollah Dargahi 2 , * , Fatemeh Asadi 3 , Amir Karami 4 , Fatemeh Rezaei 5

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1 Fertility and Infertility Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

3 Dept. of Environmental Health Engineering, Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health, Kermanshah Universityof Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Dept. of Environmental Health Engineering, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran

5 Dept. of Community Medicine, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

How to Cite: Pirsaheb M, Dargahi A, Asadi F, Karami A, Rezaei F. Prevalence of hepatitis B and its associated factors among barbers in Kermanshah province (2008-11), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2016 ; 19(7):e69769. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v19i7.2545.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 19 (7); e69769
Published Online: March 19, 2016
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: September 26, 2015
Accepted: January 26, 2016
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Abstract

The endemicity of chronic hepatitis B infection in Iran is 2% to 7% among other mesoendemic areas in the world. In this cross-sectional study, all barbers’ population (2690 persons), both male and female, were investigated. Data collection was done by a check list. Based on the results, the prevalence of hepatitis B was 0.92%. The prevalence was high in people aged>60 years, barbers with more than 20 years working experience, non-vaccinated persons and in men. The first measure to be taken to prevent hepatitis B is continuous training program for barbers and the most effective and economical prevention method is vaccination.

Keywords

Hepatitis B barbers prevalence Kermanshah

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