The prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers among blood donors in Israel during 1988 was compared with that in a similar survey carried out on donors during 1972.
The overall age- and sex-standardized prevalence of HBsAg declined from 1.22% to 1.01%. The ethnic differences previously observed were much diminished in native Israelis.
The age of highest prevalence shifted from 18-21 to 31-40 years of age, probably due to a cohort effect.
The higher prevalence among males has persisted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Hépatite, Donneur sang, Sérologie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Ethnie, Homme, Lieu naissance, Foie pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Israël
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Hepatitis, Blood donor, Serology, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Ethnic group, Human, Birth place, Hepatic disease, Digestive diseases, Israel
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Cote : 91-0520440
Code Inist : 002B13C03. Création : 199406.