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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Viral Hepatitis

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Viral Hepatitis

The information below shows a list of types of Viral Hepatitis, 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 A N/A N/A No information
Hepatitis B 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)
Hepatitis C approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA 1,999,999 estimated 2 to 5 million HCV chronic carriers
Hepatitis D N/A N/A No information
Hepatitis E N/A N/A No information
Hepatitis X N/A N/A No information
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)
Chronic Hepatitis C approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 3,999,999 Almost 4 million Americans have antibodies indicating infection or prior exposure (NIDDK).
Hepatitis G N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Viral Hepatitis


Prevalance of Viral Hepatitis:

Hepatitis A: 32 to 38 percent of U.S. population that have any history of disease (1991)
Hepatitis B: 4 percent of U.S. population that have any history of disease (1990)
Hepatitis C and D: Not determined (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Types of Viral Hepatitis

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

About prevalence:

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

 

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