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Statistics about Hepatitis B

Prevention statistics for Hepatitis B

The following are statistics from various sources about the prevention of Hepatitis B:

  • 90% of children aged 19-35 months were vaccinated for Heptatitis B annually in the US 2002 (National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Levels Among Children - US, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
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Prevalence and incidence statistics for Hepatitis B:

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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]

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: approx 1 in 1,359 or 0.07% or 200,000 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 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)

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)

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)

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 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)
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Incidence statistics about 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)
  • 7,694 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • 3.19 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • Estimated 120,000 million new cases each year in the USA 2002 (Trends in STD’s in the US, CDC, 2002)
  • 120,000 new cases of Hep B annually in America (Tracking The Hidden Epidemics, CDC, 2002)
  • 7,843 new cases of hepatitis B occurred annually in the US 2001 (Health, US, 2003, NCHS, CDC)
  • 2.8 new cases of hepatitis A per 100,000 population occurred annually in the US 2001 (Health, US, 2003, NCHS, CDC)
  • Estimated 2.3 per 100,000 cases of Hep B in Canada (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • Estimated 700 cases of Hep B each year in Canada (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • 390 new cases of Hepatitis B was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2.0 cases of Hepatitis B per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Death statistics for Hepatitis B:

The following are statistics from various sources about 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)
    • About 5,000 deaths from Hepatitis B in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 10,000 deaths from Hepatitis B in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 6,000 deaths from Hepatitis B in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
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Society statistics for Hepatitis B

  Costs for Hepatitis B: $156 million in 1994 (NIAID)

  Costs for Hepatitis B: Costs associated with sexually transmitted hepatitis B in the United States totalled $156 million in 1994. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Hospitalization statistics for Hepatitis B:

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

  • 0.0047% (597) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute hepatitis B in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis B required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis B were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis B were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis B required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute hepatitis B in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for acute hepatitis B in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for acute hepatitis B in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis B occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis B occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for acute hepatitis B were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0053% (2,767) of hospital bed days were for acute hepatitis B in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Hepatitis B. 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.



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

 

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