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Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Senior Citizens in a Southern Brazilian City

Danúbia Felippe Grassi de Paula Machado 1 , Tatiana Martins 1 , Daisson José Trevisol 1 , Roger Augusto Vieira e Silva 2 , Janaína Luz Narciso-Schiavon 1 , 3 , Fabiana Schuelter Trevisol 1 and Leonardo de Lucca Schiavon 1 , 3 , *
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1 Post-Graduate Program in Health Sciences, University of Southern Santa Catarina, Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil
2 Tubarão City Hall, Santa Catarina, Brazil
3 Division of Gastroenterology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Article information
  • Hepatitis Monthly: April 01, 2013, 13 (5); e7874
  • Published Online: April 30, 2013
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 23, 2012
  • Revised: January 4, 2013
  • Accepted: December 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.7874

To Cite: de Paula Machado D F G, Martins T, Trevisol D J, Vieira e Silva R A, Narciso-Schiavon J L, et al. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Senior Citizens in a Southern Brazilian City, Hepat Mon. 2013 ; 13(5):e7874. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.7874.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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