Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce the rate of acute hepatitis B

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

Target: 0.9 cases of acute hepatitis B per 100,000 population

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement

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.