Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are the leading causes of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Little is known about the relationship between health-related behaviors and health status among HBV or HCV carriers.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between health status (eg, specific biomarkers) and health-related behaviors (eg, alcohol consumption) in individuals with or without HBV or HCV infection.
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used, and a community-based health screening survey was conducted between August 2011 and July 2012 in Taiwan.
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