Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Heterosexual transmission of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV-1 in a sample of inner city women
I dont have the full paper to make an assessment of the statistical methodology.
Overall prevalence appears to be close to one in general population in US, this however may reflect
a subgroup within these women who have HCV with a co-infection of HBV/HIV.
Dr Sharat C Misra MD, DM
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
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From: claudine intexas
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Heterosexual transmission of hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV-1
in a sample of inner city women
I have read this a couple of times now and I must
be missing something. This study states:
> RESULTS: The prevalence of HCV was 1.6%, compared
with 2.0% for HIV-1 and 18.8% for HBV; 75% of women
infected with HCV were also infected with HIV-1 or HBV
(P < 0.001). Women engaging in very high-risk sexual
behavior were 14.2 times more likely to have HCV than
other women (95% CI, 1.8-642.5).
Doesn't the CDC (or NIH, someone?) estimate that
the prevalence of HCV in the general population is
1.8%? So how would this be 14.2% higher than other
women? Am I reading this completely wrong?
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