Association of Individual and Community Factors With Hepatitis C Infections Among Pregnant People and Newborns

Published in: JAMA Health Forum, Volume 2, No. 10 (October 2021). doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.3470

Posted on RAND.org on March 29, 2022

by Stephen W. Patrick, William D. Dupont, Elizabeth McNeer, Melissa McPheeters, William O. Cooper, David M. Aronoff, Sarah Osmundson, Bradley D. Stein

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US hepatitis-C viral infections are a known complication of opioid abuse and have serious consequences for pregnant women. Infections among pregnant women grew fastest among White and American Indian/Alaska Native people without a 4-year degree.

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