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Statistics by Country 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 for Hepatitis B:

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

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Hepatitis B to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Hepatitis B to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Hepatitis B are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Hepatitis B in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Hepatitis B in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 1,619,423 293,655,4051
Canada 179,271 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 578,821 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Hepatitis B in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 1,505 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 78,753 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 29,557 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Hepatitis B in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 21,496 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Hepatitis B in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 1,015,263 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 87,264 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 233,331 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 34,143 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 151,898 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 137,963 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Hepatitis B in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 29,853 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 28,756 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 1,621 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 49,557 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Hepatitis B in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 332,375 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 57,067 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 333,221 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 21,890 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 2,551 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 177 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 89,990 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 332,375 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 16,091 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Hepatitis B in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 45,081 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 6,872 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 454,547 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 55,325 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 184 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 213,012 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 29,909 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 11,092 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 41,089 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Hepatitis B in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 56,859 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 7,398 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 12,718 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 19,896 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 793,974 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 263,228 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Hepatitis B in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 43,391 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 25,885 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 58,037 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 222,136 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Hepatitis B in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 58,717 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 320,169 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Hepatitis B in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 19,548 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,247 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 41,459 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 24,798 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 11,250 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 123,284 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 59,701 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Hepatitis B in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 15,172 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Hepatitis B in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 83,513 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 38,666 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 145,645 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Hepatitis B in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 7,162,762 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 37,803 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 702,204 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 2,455 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 125,170 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 265,994 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 125,458 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Hepatitis B in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 379,929 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Hepatitis B in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 157,244 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 779,451 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 12,052 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 5,873,551 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 877,920 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 109,771 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Hepatitis B in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 5,620 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 1,314,997 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 33,463 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 129,719 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 475,597 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 24,010 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 357,714 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 455,861 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Hepatitis B in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 7,306 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 372,260 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 139,933 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 34,185 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 30,944 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 12,449 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 20,830 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 142,257 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 99,357 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 13,918 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 12,745 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 110,431 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Hepatitis B in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 419,765 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 31,056 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 215,890 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Hepatitis B in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 16,533 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 114,468 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 18,698 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 62,650 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 97,887 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 59,846 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 32,447 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Hepatitis B in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 20,638 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 52,602 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 321,601 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 45,433 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Hepatitis B in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 393,400 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 181,886 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 45,797 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 198,919 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 145,534 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Hepatitis B in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 60,543 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 9,039 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 245,120 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 6,448 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 60,803 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 20,249 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Hepatitis B in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 109,815 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 22,024 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 29,891 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

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)

Incidence Rate for Hepatitis B: approx 1 in 1,359 or 0.07% or 200,000 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Hepatitis B to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Hepatitis B to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Hepatitis B are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Hepatitis B in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Hepatitis B in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 215,923 293,655,4051
Canada 23,902 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 77,176 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Hepatitis B in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 200 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 10,500 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 3,940 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Hepatitis B in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 2,866 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Hepatitis B in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 135,368 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 11,635 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 31,110 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 4,552 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 20,253 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 18,395 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Hepatitis B in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 3,980 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 3,834 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 216 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 6,607 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Hepatitis B in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 44,316 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 7,609 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 44,429 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 2,918 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 340 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 23 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 11,998 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 44,316 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 2,145 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Hepatitis B in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 6,010 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 916 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 60,606 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 7,376 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 24 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 28,401 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 3,987 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 1,479 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 5,478 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Hepatitis B in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 7,581 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 986 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 1,695 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 2,652 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 105,863 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 35,097 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Hepatitis B in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 5,785 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 7,738 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 29,618 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 3,451 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Hepatitis B in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 42,689 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 7,829 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Hepatitis B in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 2,606 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 299 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 5,527 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 3,306 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 1,500 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 16,437 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 7,960 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Hepatitis B in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 2,023 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Hepatitis B in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 11,135 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 5,155 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 19,419 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Hepatitis B in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 955,035 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 5,040 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 93,627 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 327 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 16,689 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 35,466 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 16,727 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Hepatitis B in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 50,657 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Hepatitis B in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 20,965 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 103,926 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 1,607 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 783,140 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 117,056 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 14,636 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Hepatitis B in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 749 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 175,333 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 4,461 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 17,295 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 63,413 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 3,201 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 47,695 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 60,781 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Hepatitis B in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 974 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 49,634 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 18,657 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 4,558 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 4,125 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 1,659 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 2,777 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 18,967 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 13,247 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 1,855 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 1,699 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 14,724 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Hepatitis B in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 55,968 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 4,140 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 28,785 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Hepatitis B in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 2,204 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 15,262 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 2,493 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 8,353 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 13,051 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 7,979 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 4,326 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Hepatitis B in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 2,751 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 7,013 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 42,880 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 6,057 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Hepatitis B in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 52,453 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 24,251 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 6,106 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 26,522 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 19,404 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Hepatitis B in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 8,072 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 1,205 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 32,682 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 859 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 8,107 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 2,699 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Hepatitis B in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 14,642 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 2,936 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 3,985 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Hepatitis B:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Hepatitis B are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Hepatitis B statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Hepatitis B in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Hepatitis B:

The word 'prevalence' of Hepatitis B usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Hepatitis B at any given time (i.e. people with Hepatitis B). The term 'incidence' of Hepatitis B means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Hepatitis B diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Hepatitis B). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.


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)

Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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