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How common is hepatitis C in united states?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Varies

Estimates are from 2.
7 to 4.5 millions, but most patients are in the baby group born between 1946 and 1964. If you are in that group or older, you should get tested.

In brief: Varies

Estimates are from 2.
7 to 4.5 millions, but most patients are in the baby group born between 1946 and 1964. If you are in that group or older, you should get tested.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Hep C prevalence

Epidemiologic data (nhanes iii study) suggests about 3%.
But there are flaws with the methodology and the acutal % may be higher. Currently the CDC are contemplating changing screening recommendations to all people born between 1946 and 1964, possilby to 1970. http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis/actionplan_viralhepatitis2011.pdf.

In brief: Hep C prevalence

Epidemiologic data (nhanes iii study) suggests about 3%.
But there are flaws with the methodology and the acutal % may be higher. Currently the CDC are contemplating changing screening recommendations to all people born between 1946 and 1964, possilby to 1970. http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis/actionplan_viralhepatitis2011.pdf.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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