Hepatitis B Awareness
  • The estimated annual health care costs for HBV-related hospitalizations reached $1.3 billion in 2006.
    Source: Kim WR. Epidemiology of hepatitis B in the United States. Hepatology. 2009;49(suppl 5):S28-S34.
  • 60% of individuals with CHB will develop chronic liver disease.
  • Of the 27.9 million people who immigrated to the United States from 1974 to 2008, 63% were born in countries with high or intermediate CHB prevalence.
    Source: Mitchell T, Armstrong GL, Hu DJ, et al. The increasing burden of imported CHB — United States, 1974-2008. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):1-6.
  • Between 1974 and 2008, about 1.3 million new cases of CHB were imported into the United States.
    Source: Mitchell T, Armstrong GL, Hu DJ, et al. The increasing burden of imported CHB — United States, 1974-2008. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):1-6.
  • There were 57,600 cases of CHB per year between 2004 and 2008 (including an average of 53,800 imported cases per year and 3,800 cases of US-acquired infections).
    Source: Mitchell T, Armstrong GL, Hu DJ, et al. The increasing burden of imported CHB — United States, 1974-2008. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):1-6.
  • Of these aforementioned 57,600 cases, ~25% of people may develop fatal complications if proper medical management is not provided.
    Source: Mitchell T, Armstrong GL, Hu DJ, et al. The increasing burden of imported CHB — United States, 1974-2008. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):1-6.