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Author Topic: Not Enough Baby Boomers Are Aware of CDC’s Hep C Testing Guidelines  (Read 5200 times)

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Less than half of baby boomers in a recent survey were aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) test for all those born between 1945 and 1965.

Eighty percent of the U.S. hep C population was born during that period, which defines the baby boom birth cohort.

Publishing their findings in The Southern Medical Journal, researchers recruited 563 baby boomers to respond to a survey either at a single academic center’s internal medicine clinics or at a local health fair.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/insufficient-baby-boomers-aware-cdcs-hep-c-testing-guidelines

 


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