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Document ID (ISN)43901
CIS number 85-857
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Harris J.R., Finger R.F., Kobayashi J.M., Hadler S.C., Murphy B.L., Berkelman R.L., Bussell K.E.
Title The low risk of hepatitis B in rural hospitals
Bibliographic information 21 Dec. 1984, Vol.252, No.23, p.3270-3272. 18 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey and serum analysis of 2064 hospital employees in the rural areas of Washington state (USA). 96 employees (4.7%) had hepatitis B virus markers, significantly below the rate for hospital employees in urban areas. Significant risk factors were prior residence in a city with more than 100,000 people, regular contact with blood, increasing patient contact, length of employment and race.
Descriptors (primary) USA; hospitals; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) blood; epidemiologic study; questionnaire survey; length of service
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)