Journal of Public Health: From Theory to Practice (2018) 26:157–162 DOI 10.1007/s10389-017-0845-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Changes in the distribution of hepatitis C virus genotypes and their association with shifts in transmission routes in Henan, China 1 2 2 1 3 2 Wei Li & Linlin Xi & Qingchun Cai & Yi Kang & Qinglei Zeng & Ruimin Ding & 2 1 Chunxia Sun & Jia Shang Received: 22 December 2016 /Accepted: 19 September 2017 /Published online: 28 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017, corrected publication January/2018 Abstract Genotype 1b was more frequent in older age patients Aim Changes in the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) (OR:1.02; 95%CI 1.00–1.04, P = 0.023), and genotype 6a genotypes could have considerable impacts on prognosis was more common in younger age individuals (OR:0.97; and therapy of hepatitis C. We aimed to investigate the current 95%CI 0.94–0.99, P = 0.029). Changes in HCV genotype distribution of HCV genotypes in Henan province, China, and distribution were present depending on the year of infection. to assess factors associated with the sort of genotype and evo- The prevalence of the HCV genotype 1b decreased over time, lution of the distribution pattern of HCV genotypes. while the prevalence
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Published: Oct 28, 2017
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