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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Hepatitis B

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Hepatitis B

The information below shows a list of types of Hepatitis B, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Hepatitis B (overall) approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA 1,499,999 estimated 1.5 million HBV carriers in the U.S. (NWHIC); 417,000 people currently infected (CDC 2001)
Chronic Hepatitis B approx 1 in 362 or 0.28% or 750,000 people in USA 749,999 750,000 people in the United States (NIAID)

Prevalence Statistics for Hepatitis B

Prevalance of Hepatitis B:

estimated 1.5 million HBV carriers in the U.S. (NWHIC); 417,000 people currently infected (CDC 2001)


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA [about data]

Worldwide prevalence of Hepatitis B:

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


Prevalance of Hepatitis B:

Approximately 750,000 people in the United States are living with sexually acquired hepatitis B infection. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... 4 percent of U.S. population that have any history of disease (1990) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK) ... There are an estimated 1.5 million HBV carriers in the U.S. and 300 million carriers worldwide. (Source: excerpt from Hepatitis: NWHIC)

Prevelance statistics about Hepatitis B:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Hepatitis B:

  • 417,000 people currently infected with Hep B in America (Tracking The Hidden Epidemics, CDC, 2002)
  • 417,000 people currently infected 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)
  • 3% of all cases occur in South America Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • 3% of all cases occur in Europe, North America and Oceania combined (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)

Types of Hepatitis B

For more information about types of Hepatitis B, refer to our section on types of Hepatitis B.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Hepatitis B usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Hepatitis B at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Hepatitis B is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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