Prevalence of hepatitis B and its associated factors among barbers in Kermanshah province (2008-11)

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avatar Meghdad Pirsaheb 1 , avatar Abdollah Dargahi 2 , * , avatar Fatemeh Asadi 3 , avatar Amir Karami 4 , avatar Fatemeh Rezaei 5

Fertility and Infertility Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
Dept. of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
Dept. of Environmental Health Engineering, Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health, Kermanshah Universityof Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
Dept. of Environmental Health Engineering, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran
Dept. of Community Medicine, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

how to cite: Pirsaheb M, Dargahi A, Asadi F, Karami A, Rezaei F. Prevalence of hepatitis B and its associated factors among barbers in Kermanshah province (2008-11). J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2016;19(7):e69769. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v19i7.2545.

Abstract

The endemicity of chronic hepatitis B infection in Iran is 2% to 7% among other mesoendemic areas in the world. In this cross-sectional study, all barbers’ population (2690 persons), both male and female, were investigated. Data collection was done by a check list. Based on the results, the prevalence of hepatitis B was 0.92%. The prevalence was high in people aged>60 years, barbers with more than 20 years working experience, non-vaccinated persons and in men. The first measure to be taken to prevent hepatitis B is continuous training program for barbers and the most effective and economical prevention method is vaccination.

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