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IID-15.3 Data Details

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IID-15.3 Increase hepatitis B vaccine coverage among health care personnel

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
64.3 (2008)
Target: 
90.0
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Target is consistent with that for influenza vaccination of health care personnel. OSHA requirements exist for employers to offer the hepatitis B vaccine series free to all employees who are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials as part of their job duties.
Numerator: 

Number of health care workers reporting they have had at least three doses of hepatitis B vaccine

Denominator: 

Number of employed health care workers

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Have you EVER received the hepatitis B vaccine?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know

    [IF YES:]

    Did you receive at least 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccine, or less than 3 doses?

    1. Received at least 3 doses
    2. Received less than 3 doses
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Data are the proportion of health care personnel who potentially have contact with patients in the workplace (persons who report they currently volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home or some other health care facility) who have received three or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccine.

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. Agerton, T.B.; Mahoney, F.J.; Polish, L.B.; et al. Impact of the bloodborne pathogens standard on vaccination of healthcare workers with hepatitis B vaccine. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 16: 287-291, 1995.
  2. Mahoney, F.J.; Stewart, K.; Hu, H.; et al. Progress toward the elimination of hepatitis B virus transmission among health care workers in the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine 157: 2601-2605, 1997.