International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2014)

A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of Hepatitis B virus infection among patients attending a tertiary care hospital in rural area of Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu


Sridhar Govindaswamy, Raja Danasekaran, Niveditha

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the major global health problems. As per World Health Organization (WHO) 600,000 people die every year due to HBV infection (ref1) The prevalence of HBV infection in India varies from 1-13% with an average of 4-7%.The average estimated carrier status of HBV in India is 4% with a total pool approximately 36 million carriers. Wide variation in socio-economic status and health factors in different regions explain variation in carrier rates from one part of the country to another.
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Sridhar Govindaswamy, Raja Danasekaran, Niveditha. A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of Hepatitis B virus infection among patients attending a tertiary care hospital in rural area of Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 18-21
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