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Statistics about Hepatitis A

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Hepatitis A:

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Incidence (annual) of Hepatitis A: 32,000 new cases in the USA 1992 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 8,500 or 0.01% or 32,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Hepatitis A: 32,000 per year, 2,666 per month, 615 per week, 87 per day, 3 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 32,000 new cases in the USA 1992 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Lifetime risk for Hepatitis A: 32 to 38% of population in the USA have history of the HepA disease 1991 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Prevalance of Hepatitis A: About 22,700 cases of hepatitis A representing 38% of all hepatitis cases (5-year average from all routes of transmission) are reported annually in the U.S. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... 32 to 38 percent of U.S. population that have any history of disease (1991) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Incidence of Hepatitis A: 32,000 new cases (1992) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Incidence statistics about Hepatitis A:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Hepatitis A:

  • 23,229 cases annually (1998)
  • 17,047 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • 1.59 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • 150,000 cases each year in the US (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • 28,000 cases each year in the US (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • 10,609 new cases of hepatitis A occurred annually in the US 2001 (Health, US, 2003, NCHS, CDC)
  • 3.8 new cases of hepatitis A per 100,000 population occurred annually in the US 2001 (Health, US, 2003, NCHS, CDC)
  • 1,000-3,000 cases each year in Canada (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • 2.0 new cases of Hepatitis A per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 388 new cases of Hepatitis A was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about incidence...»

Society statistics for Hepatitis A

  Costs for Hepatitis A: $200 million in 1991 (CDC-OC)

  Costs for Hepatitis A: The estimated cost for treating hepatitis A is $200 million (1991)/yearly including medical and work loss (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hepatitis A and C: CDC-OC)

Hospitalization statistics for Hepatitis A:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Hepatitis A:

  • 0.006% (789) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute hepatitis A in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis A required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis A were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis A were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis A required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute hepatitis A in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for acute hepatitis A in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for acute hepatitis A in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis A occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis A occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis A were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (3,308) of hospital bed days were for acute hepatitis A in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Hepatitis A. The term 'prevalence' of Hepatitis A usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Hepatitis A at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Hepatitis A refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Hepatitis A 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.



Footnotes: 1. Notifiable Diseases Online, PPHB, Canada, 2000

 

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