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CDC: Trends and Characteristics in Maternal Hepatitis C
Virus Infection Rates During Pregnancy: United States, 2016-2021
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Results-The overall rate of hepatitis C virus infection rose 20% from 2016 through 2020 (from 421.4 to 506.5 per 100,000 births) and then declined 8% from 2020 through 2021 (463.7).
Hepatitis C rates increased significantly from 2016 through 2020 for mothers aged 25 and over, all maternal race and Hispanic-origin groups except non-Hispanic Asian (subsequently, Asian) women, all maternal education levels, mothers who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy and those who did not, all prenatal care categories, and all source of payment groups except for the "other" category. A significant decrease in rates was observed for mothers under age 25.





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