To verify whether improvements in hygiene affect the risk of HBV infection, a seroepidemiological survey on HBV infection was carried out in a home for the elderly with continuous-care accomodation.
HBV serum markers were tested in 315 subjects and the results of HBV infection were compared to those observed in two different types of nursing homes for the elderly from an earlier seroepidemiological study carried out in 1978.
In addition, results from a cohort of a pre-geriatric population living in their own homes in the same geographical area surveyed in 1980 were compared to the present study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil digestif pathologie, Infection, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Vieillard, Age, A domicile, Hygiène, Hépatite virale B
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Digestive diseases, Infection, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Elderly, Age, At home, Hygiene
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Code Inist : 002B05C02F. Création : 199406.