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HCV-related burden of disease in Europe: a systematic assessment of incidence, prevalence, morbidity, and mortality

Nikolai Mühlberger1, Ruth Schwarzer1, Beate Lettmeier1, Gaby Sroczynski1, Stefan Zeuzem2 and Uwe Siebert134*

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1 Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment, Department of Public Health, Information Systems and Health Technology Assessment, UMIT - University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T, Austria

2 Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pneumology and Endocrinology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M, Germany

3 Institute for Technology Assessment and Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

4 Program in Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

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BMC Public Health 2009, 9:34  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-34

Published: 22 January 2009

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Tables 1 to 5. Table 1: Incidence – Cases of acute hepatitis C per 100,000 inhabitants reported to WHO by countries of the WHO European region between 1997 and 2004. Table 2: Prevalence – Hepatitis C prevalence in countries of the WHO European region reported by WHO, the Hepatitis C European Network for Co-operative Research (HENCOR) and national sources. Table 3: Mortality – Deaths and death rates related to HCV in countries of the WHO European region in 2002. Table 4: DALYs and DALY rates related to HCV in countries of the WHO European region in 2002. Table 5: Transplantation – Number and proportion of liver transplants (LT) due to HCV related cirrhosis and liver cancer (LC) in countries of the WHO European region in 2004

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