Epidemiology of Hepatitis B viral infection among students and non-teaching (casual) staff of Nile University of Nigeria: A 2017 study
作者: Y. LadoZainab
刊名: Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, 2018, Vol.10 (3), pp.77-86
来源数据库: Academy Journals
DOI: 10.5897/JPHE2017.0995
关键词: 3.010.0%). 3 out of the 150 students were positive and 10 out of the 50 non-teaching staff tested were positive. The prevalence of HBsAg was higher among the non-teaching staff (20.0%) than among students (2.0%). Disaggregated by genderThe prevalence was higher among males (8.9%) than among females (4.0%). The reasons for the difference in prevalence and health implications of these findings are discussed.Key words
原始语种摘要: Hepatitis B viral infection is a silent deadly disease. According to the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN), over 20 million persons are infected with hepatitis and death from it is on a large scale. This study was carried out in order to estimate the prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) among students and non-teaching staff of Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja. The study was cross-sectional; involving 200 participants (150 students and 50 non-teaching staff) recruited over a period of three months, from the first week of February 2017 to the end of May 2017 and screened for Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) using One Step Rapid Diagnostic Test. Structured questionnaires were also issued out to the study population. The study revealed that 13 out of the 200...
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  • teaching 教学
  • casual 偶然的
  • among 在当中
  • staff 标尺
  • prevalence 传播
  • words 文字
  • higher 
  • infection 感染
  • viral 病毒性的
  • people 民族