Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
0.44 deaths with hepatitis B as the underlying or contributing cause of death per 100,000 population (2021) *
0.16 per 100,000 *
0.46 deaths with hepatitis B as the underlying or contributing cause of death per 100,000 population were reported in 2017 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce the rate of deaths with hepatitis B as the underlying or a contributing cause
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Chronic hepatitis B can lead to death from cirrhosis or liver cancer, and acute hepatitis B can cause fatal complications. Testing people at high risk for hepatitis B, making sure people with the disease are referred for care, and supporting research into new treatments can help reduce the rate of deaths related to hepatitis B.