Background. Due to the high prevalence of hepatitis B, Asian Americans have high rates of liver cancer. Screening for hepatitis B leads to monitoring and treatment and prevent further infection through vaccination of contacts. Methods. We reviewed the published literature up to 2006 on hepatitis B awareness, knowledge, and screening among Asian Americans. Results. Many Asian Americans lack knowledge about hepatitis B and have not been screened. Sociodemographics, knowledge, beliefs, and health care variables are associated with screening. Conclusions. Further research and health policy changes are needed to address the problem of hepatitis B and liver cancer among Asian Americans.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Cancer Education|
|State||Published - Dec 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health