About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 32.4 percent of persons with chronic hepatitis B were aware they have chronic hepatitis B in 2013-16

Target: 56.0 percent

Numerator
Number of persons aged 6 years and over with chronic hepatitis B (i.e., blood sample tested positive for hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) and hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)) and who report ever having been told that they had hepatitis B.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 6 years and over who were interviewed (self, parent or caregiver) and provided a blood sample which tested positive for hepatitis B core antibody and surface antigen indicating current, likely chronic, infection at the time of the NHANES examination.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline. Effective implementation of evidence-based recommendations for screening pregnant women and non-pregnant adolescents and adults for hepatitis B is expected to increase awareness of chronic hepatitis B infection.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Related, which includes objectives that have the same or a similar intent to either a measurable or developmental/archived objective in HP2020.