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Hepatitis C: An Overview

Prevalence | Incidence | Demographics | Natural History | Transmission
Prevention | HCV Testing | Treatment | What You Need To Know

Demographics

  • 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.

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