Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 1, P62-73 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0013 View full text
Grace Xueqin Ma, Steven E. Shive, Carolyn Y. Fang, Ziding. Feng, Lalitha. Parameswaran, Anny. Pham, Che. Khanh

Abstract: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is a serious health problem among Asian Americans. Vietnamese Americans are disproportionately affected by liver cancer compared with other racial and ethnic groups. Vietnamese males have the highest incidence of liver cancer of any racial group; incidence of liver cancer among Vietnamese males is 11 times higher than among White males. Nearly 80% of liver cancer is attributed to HBV. This study measured knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to HBV screening and vaccinat…

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