Journal article

Trends in chronic hepatitis B prevalence in Australian women by country of birth, 2000 to 2016

Wen-Qiang He, Minh Cuong Duong, Heather Gidding, Jennifer MacLachlan, James Wood, John M Kaldor, Bette Liu

Journal of Viral Hepatitis | WILEY | Published : 2020


Routine antenatal screening for chronic hepatitis B (HBV) in countries with high migrant populations provides an opportunity to monitor trends in HBV prevalence and can inform estimates locally and in countries with limited seroprevalence data. We linked perinatal birth register records with HBV notifications in the largest Australian state, over the period 2000-2016. Among women aged 15-44 years, we estimated age-standardized chronic HBV prevalence overall and by country of birth and also estimated trends in age-standardized HBV prevalence over time using regression modelling. Among 903 831 women, 8001 linked to a chronic HBV infection record (overall age-standardized prevalence 0.76%, 95% ..

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