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Baby boomers account for more than 74% of chronic HCV cases

Moore KJ et al. J Infect Public Health. 2019 Jan-Feb;12(1):32-6.

Key clinical point: Baby boomers had the highest hepatitis C virus prevalence at 2.23%.

Major finding: The overall prevalence of chronic hepatitis C virus in the United States was 1.19%, giving an estimate of 2,347,852 infected adults.

Study details: A database analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for the years 1999-2012.

Disclosures: The authors reported that they had no conflicts of interest.