Hepatitis C: An Overview
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- 1988-1994 NHANES
- Estimated prevalence
- 3.2 percent in African Americans
2.9 percent in Hispanic Whites
1.5 percent in non-Hispanic Whites
The subgroup with the highest prevalence was African American males aged 40 to 49 with a prevalence of 9.8 percent.
- 1999 – 2002 NHANES
- Highest prevalence was among adults ages 39 to 50.
- Men had higher rates of infection than women.
- Within most age groups, prevalence remains highest among African American men.