Prevalence of hepatitis B and its associated factors among barbers in Kermanshah province (2008-11)
Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: March 20, 2016, 19 (7); e69769
March 19, 2016
Article Type: Brief Report
September 26, 2015
January 26, 2016
F. Prevalence of hepatitis B and its associated factors among barbers in Kermanshah province (2008-11),
J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci.
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.
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