About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of persons who tested positive for hepatitis C and who indicated they were aware they had hepatitis C prior to the NHANES laboratory testing
Number of persons who tested positive for hepatitis C
From the 2003-04 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:
Was the test result in our letter [report of findings (ROF) letter informing participants of their positive hepatitis C test result] the first time you were told (you had/SP has) hepatitis C?
- Don't know
Due to the small sample size, pooling data over multiple years is necessary to produce stable estimates.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- Volk M, Tocco R, Saini S, Lok A. Public health impact of antiviral therapy for hepatitis C in the United States. Hepatology. 2009;50:1750-55.