PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.117, ss.49-53, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) seroprevalence rate is known to be 25-60% in Turkey with the highest prevalence in the east and south-east. There are insufficient data on sero-epidemiology of HBV infection in children living in East Turkey. The objective of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of HBV infection in 6-17 year olds Living in the largest city in East Turkey, and to correlate the serological. results with epidemiological data.