Title

Maternal Hepatitis C Prevalence and Trends by County, US: 2016-2020

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-13-2022

Keywords

rural, hepatitis C, women, data, prevalence, maternal, birth

Publication Title

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

Abstract

The authors examined rural-urban differences in the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among women delivering live births, using small area estimation methods to provide updated county-level prevalence estimates. Findings from this study indicated that rural counties experienced the highest prevalence of maternal HCV infection, with rural counties also showing the greatest average prevalence increase during 2016-2020. The authors highlight the usefulness of county-level data in monitoring rural-urban trends in maternal HCV infection to reduce geographic disparities.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kate Ahrens at katherine.ahrens@maine.edu

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This article was published online ahead of print.

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