New Cohort Shows the Impact of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C on the "Baby Boom" Generation
November 12, 2012
A new study indicates that 75 percent of hepatitis C infections were among patients born between 1945 and 1964, and 50 percent of all hepatitis B infections were in the same age group. Both infections have a serious impact on health, causing high rates of hospitalization and death. The results were from the newly established Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS), which investigated the larger implications and impact of chronic hepatitis B and C on the U.S. population.
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