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IID-25.2 Data Details

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IID-25.2 Reduce new hepatitis B infections among high-risk populations—Injection drug users

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CDC/CSELS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
number
Baseline (Year): 
285 (2007)
Target: 
215
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator: 

Number of reported symptomatic hepatitis B cases among those who used needles for injection of street drugs

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

    From the CDC Viral Hepatitis Case Record for Reporting of Patients With Symptomatic Acute Viral Hepatitis, Form 53.1:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    During the 6 weeks - 6 months prior to illness, did the patient use needles for injection of street drugs?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Unknown

    [IF YES:]

    Reporting physician's diagnosis:

    1. Hepatitis A
    2. Hepatitis B
    3. Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
    4. Hepatitis D (Delta)
    5. Hepatitis Unspecified
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Data are the number of symptomatic cases of acute hepatitis B reported to NNDSS for which the case report included information regarding injection drug use. A case was defined as a new hepatitis B infection among the injection drug user population if the patient used needles for injection of street drugs and received a physician diagnosis of symptomatic acute viral hepatitis B. A case definition for new symptomatic cases of hepatitis B is available from CDC.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 14-03d in that the numerator was revised from an estimated count to a direct count.

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. CDC. Vaccination coverage among adolescents 13—17 years--- United States, 2007. MMWR 2008;57(40); 1100-1103
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Viral Hepatitis Case Record for Reporting of Patients with Symptomatic Acute Viral Hepatitis, Form 53.1.
  4. Daniels D, Grytdal S, Wasley A. Surveillance for acute viral hepatitis - United States, 2007. MMWR Surveillance Summary. May 22 2009;58(3):1-27.