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Three quarters of one French prison population needed immunisation against hepatitis B

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.61 (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:61
  1. Michel Rotily, Director of studiesa (rotily@aol.com),
  2. Chantal Vernay-Vaisse, Headb,
  3. Marc Bourlière, Headc
  1. a INSERM U 379-ORS PACA, 13006 Marseilles, France
  2. b Centres for Free and Anonymous Screening, Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhone, 13008 Marseilles
  3. c Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Hôpital Saint Joseph, 13008 Marseilles

    See pp 18, 21, 30, 65

    Editor—From March to December 1995, 411 prisoners sent to Marseilles prison were invited to participate in a programme of vaccination against hepatitis B. A face to face questionnaire was administered by a doctor. In agreement with a previous study,1 injecting and sexual risk behaviours during the past 12 months were reported frequently by the 391 prisoners (95%) who participated in the study: 164 reported having had more than one sexual partner, 40/308 reported having had at least …

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