Published in Hepatitis Weekly, February 21st, 2005
According to recent research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, "the seroprevalence and determinants of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among adolescents in juvenile detention centers in Riverside County was assessed."
"Among 728 participants, 16 (2.2%, 95% CI 1.1%, 3.3%) demonstrated serologic evidence of HCV infection. Adolescents with a history of injection drug use (adjusted OR=10.8, 95% CI 2.6, 45.3, p<0.001) were more likely to be HCV seropositive, however the frequency of reported injection drug use was just 4%, and only 12% of HCV infection could be...
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