Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV in Irish prisoners, part 11: Prevalence and risk in committal prisoners 1999.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266036
Title:
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV in Irish prisoners, part 11: Prevalence and risk in committal prisoners 1999.
Authors:
Trinity College Dublin. Department of Community Health and General Practice.; Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform; Long, Jean
Publisher:
Government of Ireland
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/266036
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The results of a census survey of 1205 Irish prisoners, published in August 1999, showed that the prevalence of infection with hepatitis B was 9%, the prevalence of infection with hepatitis C was 37%, and the prevalence of infection with HIV was 2%. The current report presents the results of a survey of committal prisoners. The reason the committal survey was undertaken was to ensure adequate representation of short-term prisoners, and to determine if the prevalence of the infections differed in committal prisoners from that found in 'resident' prisoners. Five of the seven Irish committal prisons were included in the survey. A total of 607 prisoners took part in the survey, a of 96%. The survey consisted of completing a four page questionnaire and collecting a sample of oral fluid for testing for antibodies to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and my. The fieldwork was carried out between 6th April and I st May 1999. Overall the prevalence of infection with hepatitis B among committal prisoners was 6%, the prevalence of infection with hepatitis C was 22% and the prevalence of HIV was 2%, Almost one quarter (140/596) of the committal prisoners tested had evidence of at least one of the three infections. Prevalence in women prisoners was significantly higher: 22% for hepatitis B, 56% for hepatitis and 10% for HIY. Prevalence was also higher among drug users (18% for hepatitis B, 72% for hepatitis C, and 6% for HTV) and in the Dublin prisons.
Keywords:
HEPATITIS C; HEPATITIS B; HIV; PRISONER

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTrinity College Dublin. Department of Community Health and General Practice.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMinister for Justice Equality and Law Reformen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLong, Jeanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-18T15:56:32Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-18T15:56:32Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/266036-
dc.descriptionThe results of a census survey of 1205 Irish prisoners, published in August 1999, showed that the prevalence of infection with hepatitis B was 9%, the prevalence of infection with hepatitis C was 37%, and the prevalence of infection with HIV was 2%. The current report presents the results of a survey of committal prisoners. The reason the committal survey was undertaken was to ensure adequate representation of short-term prisoners, and to determine if the prevalence of the infections differed in committal prisoners from that found in 'resident' prisoners. Five of the seven Irish committal prisons were included in the survey. A total of 607 prisoners took part in the survey, a of 96%. The survey consisted of completing a four page questionnaire and collecting a sample of oral fluid for testing for antibodies to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and my. The fieldwork was carried out between 6th April and I st May 1999. Overall the prevalence of infection with hepatitis B among committal prisoners was 6%, the prevalence of infection with hepatitis C was 22% and the prevalence of HIV was 2%, Almost one quarter (140/596) of the committal prisoners tested had evidence of at least one of the three infections. Prevalence in women prisoners was significantly higher: 22% for hepatitis B, 56% for hepatitis and 10% for HIY. Prevalence was also higher among drug users (18% for hepatitis B, 72% for hepatitis C, and 6% for HTV) and in the Dublin prisons.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherGovernment of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectHEPATITIS Cen_GB
dc.subjectHEPATITIS Ben_GB
dc.subjectHIVen_GB
dc.subjectPRISONERen_GB
dc.titleHepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV in Irish prisoners, part 11: Prevalence and risk in committal prisoners 1999.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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