Hepatitis C

Health written question – answered on 14th October 2004.

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Photo of Mr Richard Page Mr Richard Page Conservative, South West Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what comparisons his Department has made of the prevalence of hepatitis C in Scotland with that in the remainder of the UK.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The estimated prevalence of antibody to hepatitis C for the general population in Scotland is 0.9 per cent., compared with 0.5 per cent, for England.

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