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The Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among College Students Who Are Not Us/Canadian Born in Houston.

The Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among College Students Who Are Not Us/Canadian Born in Houston.

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Contributor(s) Vishal Rana
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Introduction. A vast majority of studies conducted in both developed and developing nations have focused on the epidemiology of HBV (Hepatitis B virus) and HCV (Hepatitis C virus) in high-risk populations; low-risk populations have been neglected. Recently Hwang et al conducted a unique large cross-sectional study in American university students that focused on cosmetic procedures and drug use for acquiring these infections among a low-risk young adult population In Houston. Methods. This study is a secondary data analysis of the cross-sectional study conducted by Hwang et al. Data for this anonymous study were collected from 7,960 college students, among whom were the 2,561 non US/Canadian born students included in this study. All students completed a self-administered questionnaire and provided a blood sample. The epidemiology of HBV/HCV and risk factors for acquiring HBV/HCV infection was studied by comparing those with HBV/HCV infection versus those without. Both univariate and multivariate logistic regression was used to analyze the data. Results. Overall prevalence of HBV and HCV infections were 22% and 0.8% respectively. By multivariable analysis, the factors that were independently associated with increased prevalence of HBV infection were increasing age per year (OR=1.06, 95% C.I=1.04-1.08), Black or Asian race (OR=6.21, 95% C.I=3.14-12.27), history of household contact with hepatitis (OR=1.87, 95% C.I=1.15-3.05), and having sexual partner with hepatitis (OR=5.20, 95% C.I=1.5-18.00). For HCV these factors included increasing age per year (OR= 1.08, 95% C.I=1.03-1.14), history of blood transfusion prior to 1991 (OR=25.45, 95% C.I=7.58-85.40), and Injection drug use. (OR=78.15, 95% C.I=12.19-500.85). Cosmetic procedures like tattooing were not significant risk factors for either HBV or HCV infection. Conclusions. In a low-risk adult foreign born population, cosmetic procedures are not significant risk factors for HBV or HCV infection. The prevention strategi
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Language English
Publication Date August 29, 2011
Publisher Proquest, Umi Dissertation Publishing
Contributor(s) Vishal Rana
Binding Paperback
Page Count 42
ISBN 10 1243014342
ISBN 13 9781243014344
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 104.3 grams
Product Dimensions 20.3 cm x 0.3 cm x 25.4 cm
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  1.  Not the typical Sci-Fi stories. Asimov is a GENIUS 19 March, 2014 On
    Published on 14 February, 2014
    I 'discovered' Asimov recently (thanks to my husband). Started off with this collection of 3 volumes with almost 50 stories and I was completely bowled over.

    Asimov's stories are not just fantastic but they are incredible. At times, you have to literally stop reading and THINK. Yes, this man makes you THINK ... and THINK HARD.

    Each of his stories have an intellectual angle or paradox in them.

    Let me give a couple of examples ...

    The story - 'Dead Past' - is about viewing a past event (through a device) so it is almost like time travel ... without the 'actual' travel. The story is about an inventor who want to build a chronoscope which will enable him to 'see' events of the past for purely academic reasons of historical research.

    The moment the device is built, the researcher's wife's perspective comes into play along with a few other ones and we realize the trouble the chronoscope can get many people into.
    He reaslises that people will get so drawn into the device that they would start living their present life 'in the past' over and over again and not come to the present at all. I had never thought about time travel like that. And that is not the end, there is yet another perspective related to 'privacy' and the fundamental question of when does 'past' begin ???

    I have read a lot about time travel in stories but no one talked about it the way Asimov did.

    Lets take another example... In the story ‘Profession’, Asimov tells the story of a kid who 'cannot' be education. The thing is ... in that world, education is 'loaded' directly into the minds of teenagers electronically in seconds based on the analysis of their brain patterns and find suitable 'education' for them. AND the results of this kid say that he cannot be educated.

    Problem ... right ??? But the problem is not as simple as that. you have to read the story to understand what Asimov is getting at and you are surprised / shocked / startled when you reach the end of the story. its sheer GENIUS !!

    If you don't enjoy sci-fi, you might have ignored Asimov till now. DON'T ...

    He is an author that anyone can read. Everyone should read
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