Little is known about the prevalence of infection with hepatitis viruses in Belize, Central America.
We conducted a serologic survey among members of the Belize Defence Force (BDF), which is composed of the five major ethnic groups in Belize, to estimate prevalence rates of hepatitis A, B, and C among military-aged men and women in Belize.
Of approximately 600 men and women in the BDF, 492 (82%) completed a questionnaire and blood collection.
Antibody to hepatitis A was found in 94%, with similar rates by age, sex, rank, and ethnicity.
Antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) was found in 31%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Prévalence, Belize, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Age, Ethnie, Profession, Facteur risque, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Prevalence, Belize, Central America, America, Epidemiology, Age, Ethnic group, Profession, Risk factor, Human, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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