Seroprevalence of hepatitis A, B and C markers in Greek warship personnel

Eur J Epidemiol. 2000;16(11):1069-72. doi: 10.1023/a:1010857128629.


A seroepidemiological study was conducted to assess the seroprevalence of hepatitis A, B and C markers in 285 males (mean age: 24.4+/-4.4 years) aboard a Greek warship. Two hundred and sixty three serum samples were tested. None was found to be positive for HAV antibodies, three persons (1.1%) were positive for HBsAg, four persons (1.5%) were positive for anti-HBc and one person (0.4%) was positive for anti-HCV. Forty-five persons (17.1%) had developed titles anti-HBs > 10 IU/L. The establishment of a vaccination policy against hepatitis A among warship personnel is strongly recommended.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Viral / analysis
  • Antigens, Viral / analysis
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Greece / epidemiology
  • Hepatitis A / epidemiology*
  • Hepatitis B / epidemiology*
  • Hepatitis C / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Military Personnel*
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies


  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Antigens, Viral