Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 3, P851-861 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0343 View full text
Jennifer D. Levy, Giang T. Nguyen, Ethan T. Nguyen

Abstract: This study examined factors affecting the receipt of both hepatitis B vaccination and screening in the Vietnamese American community of Philadelphia. Hepatitis B is endemic in Southeast Asia; individuals emigrating from endemic areas are at a particularly high risk of hepatitis B infection, resulting in a higher prevalence of liver cancer in the population. Participants recruited at Vietnamese community events in Philadelphia completed a self-administered written questionnaire. In a sample of 207 participants …

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