Cultural and linguistic diversity of people living with chronic hepatitis B in 2011-2016: changing migration, shifting epidemiology
Jennifer H MacLachlan, Benjamin C Cowie
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cultural and linguistic diversity in Australians currently living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), the majority of whom were born overseas, and to identify trends in this diversity over time. METHODS: Estimates were generated by combining Australian census country of birth information with seroprevalence data generated from antenatal serology linked with surveillance notifications. The number of people living with CHB was assessed according to country of birth using the 2011 and 2016 censuses. RESULTS: The total number of Australian residents living with CHB increased by 20% between 2011 and 2016, substantially outpacing population growth. The most common country of..View full abstract
This work was conducted under the auspices of the National Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. We acknowledge the valuable input of Katelin Haynes and Vanessa Towell of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine in the Mapping Project.