A Study of Hepatitis A Seropositivity in Dallas County, 1998-1999

dc.contributor.advisorRene, Antonio
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLicciardone, John C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlakely, Sally
dc.creatorFulda, Kimberly G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T19:35:47Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T19:35:47Z
dc.date.issued2001-05-01
dc.date.submitted2014-01-25T06:13:34-08:00
dc.description.abstractFulda, Kimberly G., A Study of Hepatitis A Seropositivity in Dallas County, 1998 – 1999. Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), May 2001, 39 pp., 4 tables, 9 figures, references, 28 titles. The purpose of this study was to determine incidence rates per 100,000 population of hepatits A (HAV) in Dallas County for 1998 and 1999. Individuals who tested seropositive for hepatitis A between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1999 were included. The variables of interest were sex, race, age, Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP code), and date of occurrence. Rates for 1998 were 1.9 times higher in Dallas County than the United States. In 1999, the Dallas County rate increased over 1.6 times. Rates were significantly higher in males for both years, and rates were highest among Hispanics and lowest among Blacks. Differences in age distribution varied between years by increasing in ages 50 and older in 1999. Several ZIP codes exceeded rates of 20 per 100,000 for both 1998 and 1999. Dallas County met the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices guidelines for routine vaccination of all children in 1999.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/26358
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectDiseases
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectOther Public Health
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectRace and Ethnicity
dc.subjectSocial and Behavioral Sciences
dc.subjectHepatitis A
dc.subjectseropositivity
dc.subjectDallas County
dc.subjectepidemiology
dc.subjectAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices
dc.subjectroutine vaccinations
dc.titleA Study of Hepatitis A Seropositivity in Dallas County, 1998-1999
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dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Public Health
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Health

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