Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Last August, the CDC updated its recommendations regarding what populations are at risk and should get tested for the hepatitis C virus, adding that those born from 1945 through 1965, or “baby boomers”, should receive a one-time Hepatitis C test due to the disproportionate number of cases in the age group. My goal was to identify which states are in compliance with these recommendations, and how many include the latest update. I collected data by searching specific terms about Hepatitis C within each state’s department of health website; I found that 34% of states were fully in line with the CDC and so far 54% of states include that baby boomers should get tested. In addition, the majority of state sites have links to the CDC’s Hepatitis C pages and over 2/3 of states have some sort of guidelines or prevention plan dedicated to the virus.
Norcott, Amanda, "State Compliance on the CDC Recommendations for Hepatitis C Testing" (2013). Public Health Undergraduate Program. 3.