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IID-25.3 Data Details

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IID-25.3 Reduce new hepatitis B infections among high-risk populations—Men who have sex with men

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
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
62 (2007)
Target-Setting Method: 
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The target reflects anticipated large reductions based on 1) the high vaccination coverage among adolescents who will age into this cohort in the coming decade; 2) the long-term effectiveness of hepatitis B vaccination, and 3) national policies to increase vaccination coverage among adults at risk for hepatitis B.

Number of reported (in the past 12 months) symptomatic hepatitis B cases among males who indicated homosexual or bisexual preference

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:



    • Male
    • Female
    • Unknown

    During the 6 weeks - 6 months prior to illness, what was the patient's sexual preference?

    • Heterosexual
    • Homosexual
    • Bisexual
    • Unknown

    Reporting physician's diagnosis:

    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis D (Delta)
    • Hepatitis Unspecified
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Data are the number of symptomatic cases of acute hepatitis B reported to NNDSS for which the case report included sufficient information to determine sexual preference. A case was defined as a new hepatitis B infection among the men who have sex with men population if the patient was male, his sexual preference was homosexual or bisexual during the 6 weeks - 6 months prior to illness, and he 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 14-03f in that the numerator was revised from an estimated count to a direct count.


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. Daniels D, Grytdal S, Wasley A. Surveillance for acute viral hepatitis - United States, 2007. MMWR Surveillance Summary. May 22 2009;58(3):1-27.