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IID-1.3 Data Details

IID-1.3 Reduce new hepatitis B cases among persons aged 2 to 18 years

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office (CDC/PHSIPO)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
per 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
0.1 (2007)
Target
0.0
Target-Setting Method
Total elimination
Numerator
Number of reported new symptomatic hepatitis B cases among persons aged 2 to 18 years reported in the past 12 months
Denominator
Total population aged 2-18 years in reporting states
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

A case definition for new symptomatic cases of hepatitis B is available from CDC.

In 1991, CDC published comprehensive strategies for eliminating transmission of hepatitis B within the United States. This strategy included universal childhood vaccination. With full implementation of this strategy, the number and rate of hepatitis B cases among persons aged 2 to 18 years should be eliminated. To obtain State-specific measures, local Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Program data are used to determine the number of symptomatic hepatitis B cases among persons aged 2 to 18 years occurring in the State in the past 12 months.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a1.htm
  2. CDC. A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children and Adolescents: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR, December 23, 2005, Vol. 54(RR-16):1-39.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance. http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/beta/bcasedefDefault.aspx