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  NCJ Number: NCJ 199173     Find in a Library
  Title: Hepatitis Testing and Treatment in State Prisons
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Allen J. Beck Ph.D. ; Laura M. Maruschak
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 04/2004
  Page Count: 4
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents facility policies related to hepatitis C testing and treatment and hepatitis B vaccinations, based on the 2000 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, which gathered data from 1,584 State institutions.
  Abstract: This report also includes data on the number of hepatitis C tests conducted, the number of tests confirmed positive, and the number of inmates treated for hepatitis C. The report provides information on hepatitis B, the number of 3-dose series hepatitis B vaccination policies, and the number of inmates who received vaccinations in the 12-month period ending June 30, 2000. At midyear 2000, 1,113,035 inmates (94 percent of all inmates) were held in facilities that reported having a testing policy for hepatitis C. Thirty-three percent of tests in facilities that tested only targeted groups were positive compared to 27 percent of those in facilities that conducted broad tests (random basis or all inmates). Of the 1,033 facilities that provided hepatitis B vaccinations, 680 (66 percent) had a policy to vaccinate inmates in high-risk groups.
  Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
  Index Term(s): Diagnostic and reception processing ; State correctional facilities ; Inmate health ; Inmate health care ; Hepatitis
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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