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Title: The prevalence of hepatitis b viral infection among patient age 15-35 year attending health services at Ngetta HCIV Lira District, Uganda
Authors: Ebong, Daniel
Keywords: Hpatitis B viral infection
patients age 15-35 year
Health services
Ngetta HCIV
Lira District
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Allied Health Sciences
Abstract: Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. A cross-sectional study carried out at Ngetta Mission HCIV to assess the prevalence of hepatitis B viral infection among patients age 15-35 year old on one hundred thirty eight respondents. A qualitative and a quantitative data collection method was used whereby the questionnaires were given to the consented participants to fill in, the current record during data collection for which others were tested (new cases) and the laboratory medical book register was requested from the staff of laboratory department for the old cases as the study aimed at finding both new and old cases (prevalence). Socio-demographically, most of the participants were females 76(55%) and males 62(45%) with a greater percentages being Christians (protestant and catholic), 106(76.8%) with very few Muslim 3(2.2%) and the rest unknown or others 29(21%) while the single 60(43.5%) were more than the married 46(33%) followed by the widow and divorce. However, majority have studied though occupationally they were very few salary earners because most of them were ongoing student and point generally to be living below the poverty level. In conclusion, the prevalence of hepB was 0.6 per 100 and was highest among age group of 31-35 year old youth. In conclusion, Knowledge about hepatitis B was generally good however the prevalence of hepB and management still remained a biggest challenge. Regarding risk factors for hepB infection, having multiple sex partners found most high though other factors like tooth extraction, human bite and blood transfusion seen to carry added risk. As per the research finding, suggested recommendation indicates the need for further research to be done, also there is need to set up more health centers or hospital in hard to reach rural areas to cut off the long distance covered and more health initiative on hepB to the community to create awareness and need to organize hepatitis B national day to have people screened and vaccinated.
Description: A research report submitted to The Faculty of Allied Health Science in partial fulfillment for the requirement of award of Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health(DCM)

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