Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
1.1 cases of acute hepatitis B per 100,000 population (2017)

Target:
0.1 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
1.1 cases of acute hepatitis B per 100,000 population were reported in 2017

Reduce the rate of acute hepatitis B

Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

Thousands of people get acute hepatitis B in the United States every year. While the infection can go away, some people develop a lifelong infection and are at increased risk for liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Making sure all infants, children, and at-risk adults get the hepatitis B vaccine can help reduce the rate of acute hepatitis B nationwide.