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Prevalence and Incidence of Chronic Hepatitis B

Prevalance of Chronic Hepatitis B:

750,000 people in the United States (NIAID) ... see also overview of Chronic Hepatitis B.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 362 or 0.28% or 750,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "750,000 people in the United States (NIAID)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Chronic Hepatitis B:

There are an estimated 1.5 million HBV carriers in the U.S. and 300 million carriers worldwide. (Source: excerpt from Hepatitis: NWHIC)

Worldwide prevalence of Chronic Hepatitis B:

360 million people worldwide for Hepatitis B (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)

Prevelance statistics for Chronic Hepatitis B:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Chronic Hepatitis B:

  • 417,000 people currently infected in the USA (CDC 2001)
  • 417,000 people currently infected with Hep B in America (Tracking The Hidden Epidemics, CDC, 2002)
  • Estimated 3 men per 100,000 in Canada (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • Estimated 1.5 women per 100,000 in Canada (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • Estimated 0.5-1% of population in Canada (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • 78% of all cases occur in Asia (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • 16% of all cases occur in Africa (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
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Death statistics for Chronic Hepatitis B:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Chronic Hepatitis B:

  • Hepatitis B death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 20,000 deaths from Hepatitis B in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 6,000 deaths from Hepatitis B in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 37,000 deaths from Hepatitis B in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
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More Statistics about Chronic Hepatitis B:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Chronic Hepatitis B

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Chronic Hepatitis B usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Chronic Hepatitis B at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Chronic Hepatitis B refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Chronic Hepatitis B diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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