Racial differences in the seroprevalence of hepatitis A virus infection in Natal/KwaZulu, South Africa.
The age-and race-specific seroprevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection was determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA) in 786 subjects between the ages of 6 months to 60 years.
More than 50% of African children were seropositive by the age of 5 years.
In blood donors (17-60 years), 50% (93/187) of Whites, 67% (110/163) of Indians, 85% (117/137) of Coloureds, and 91% (115/127) of Africans were seropositive.
There was a significant difference in the seroprevalence of HAV infection between White blood donors and blood donors from the other three racial groups [Coloureds (P<0.0001), Africans (P<0.0001), and Indians (P<0.001) ] and between Indians and Coloureds (P<0.0001) and Indians and Africans (P<0.0001).
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Age, Ethnie, Epidémiologie, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Hépatite virale A, Virose, Infection, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Age, Ethnic group, Epidemiology, Human, South Africa, Africa, Viral hepatitis A, Viral disease, Infection, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0696391
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.