About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of reported (in the past 12 months) symptomatic hepatitis B cases among males who indicated homosexual or bisexual preference
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis
- Hepatitis D (Delta)
- Hepatitis Unspecified
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, what was the patient's sexual preference?
Reporting physician's diagnosis:
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.
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.
- Daniels D, Grytdal S, Wasley A. Surveillance for acute viral hepatitis - United States, 2007. MMWR Surveillance Summary. May 22 2009;58(3):1-27.