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Prevalence and Incidence of Hepatitis B

Prevalance of Hepatitis B:

estimated 1.5 million HBV carriers in the U.S. (NWHIC); 417,000 people currently infected (CDC 2001) ... see also overview of Hepatitis B.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 1.5 million HBV carriers in the U.S. (NWHIC); 417,000 people currently infected (CDC 2001)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of Hepatitis B:

For details see prevalence of types of Hepatitis B analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence (annual) of Hepatitis B:

200,000 to 300,000 new cases in the USA 1990 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994) ... see also overview of Hepatitis B.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 1,359 or 0.07% or 200,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "200,000 to 300,000 new cases in the USA 1990 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Hepatitis B:

200,000 per year, 16,666 per month, 3,846 per week, 547 per day, 22 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "200,000 to 300,000 new cases in the USA 1990 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Lifetime risk for Hepatitis B:

4% of population in the USA have history of HepB disease 1990 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

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)

Worldwide prevalence of Hepatitis B:

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

Incidence of Hepatitis B:

An estimated 77,000 cases of sexually transmitted hepatitis B infection occur annually in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... 200,000 to 300,000 new cases (1990) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Prevelance statistics for 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)
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Incidence statistics for Hepatitis B:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Hepatitis B:

  • Estimated 417,000 million new cases each year in the USA 2002 (Trends in STD’s in the US, CDC, 2002)
  • 120,000 new cases annually in America (Tracking The Hidden Epidemics, CDC, 2002)
  • 10,258 cases annually (1998)
  • 120,000 annual cases (CDC 2001)
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Death statistics for Hepatitis B:

The following statistics relate to deaths and 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 Hepatitis B:

  • Deaths and related statistics
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Hepatitis B usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Hepatitis B at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Hepatitis B refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of 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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