About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of reported symptomatic hepatitis B cases among those who used needles for injection of street drugs
From the CDC Viral Hepatitis Case Record for Reporting of Patients With Symptomatic Acute Viral Hepatitis, Form 53.1:
During the 6 weeks - 6 months prior to illness, did the patient use needles for injection of street drugs?
Reporting physician's diagnosis:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
- Hepatitis D (Delta)
- Hepatitis Unspecified
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.
Additional resources about the objective
- CDC. Vaccination coverage among adolescents 13—17 years--- United States, 2007. MMWR 2008;57(40); 1100-1103
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Viral Hepatitis Case Record for Reporting of Patients with Symptomatic Acute Viral Hepatitis, Form 53.1.
- Daniels D, Grytdal S, Wasley A. Surveillance for acute viral hepatitis - United States, 2007. MMWR Surveillance Summary. May 22 2009;58(3):1-27.