The objectives of the present report were to give a baseline picture of hepatitis B notification incidence rates in children before the campaign of mass vaccination for newborns and adolescents (12-13 years old), and to study the role of different risk factors.
Data from a specific national surveillance system of acute viral hepatitis (SEIEVA, Sistema Epidemiologico Integrato dell'Epatite Virale Acuta) were used and acute hepatitis B cases were compared to acute hepatitis A patients with the case-control study method to estimate the associations with the considered risk factors.
Since the system began, one hundred and sixty-three local health departments have joined SEIEVA covering 30% of the Italian population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale B, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Italie, Europe, Facteur risque, Incidence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis B, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Italy, Europe, Risk factor, Incidence
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0684045
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.