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Prevalence of hepatitis A in children in Yasuj city
Abdolkarim Ghadimi moghadam
Yasuj University of Medical Sciences ,Yasuj , Iran. , dr_karim56@yahoo.com
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Abstract
Background: hepatitis A infection is prevalance  in the worldwide but has different epidemiologic  and  transmittance pattern in different  regions. The aim of this  study was to determine the seroprevalence of hepatitis A and it’s associated risk factors in children,Yasuj,Iran.
Methods & Materials: This descriptive cross-sectional study  was done on 379 children whose aged from 1 years  to 15 years old that selected with Quota sampling,the subjects were tested serologically for IgG & IgM antibody to HAV by using ELISA method. Some hepatitis A -related factors such as age,sex,parent’s education,parent’s job,family income,region,using kindergarten evaluated with Chi-square analysis.
Results: hepatitis A infection was found in 11.6 %(44 persons) that had significant correlation with age(X²= 78.38) and family income (X=52.83) in p=0.01 level.
Conclusion: according to obtained results,it’s necessary to pay attention to age group with high risk of infection and family group with low income level for prevention and decreasing of affection rate.
Keywords: prevalence, Hepatitis A, Children, Yasuj
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Infectious Disease
Received: 2019/05/29 | Accepted: 2020/03/3 | Published: 2020/03/4
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Ghadimi moghadam A. Prevalence of hepatitis A in children in Yasuj city. Armaghane danesh. 2021; 25 (1)
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