US State Level Viral Hepatitis Cases

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This dataset contains the analysis of surveillance data on viral hepatitis for all states in the US. The data was collected from the CDC Division of Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Prevention program from reporting forms and electronic data of the National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance (NETSS). This dataset combines age, sex and races.


Viral hepatitis is caused by infection with any of at least five distinct viruses: hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), and hepatitis E virus (HEV). Most viral hepatitis infections in the United States are attributable to HAV, HBV, and HCV. All three of these unrelated viruses can produce an acute illness characterized by nausea, malaise, abdominal pain, and jaundice, although many of these acute infections are asymptomatic or cause only mild disease. This presentation of data emphasizes the reporting of new hepatitis infections as of December 31, 2010. The reported number of new hepatitis infections is based on data from the 50 states, and the District of Columbia. Data made available to the Atlas only includes counts (not rates) of confirmed acute cases of viral hepatitis A, B, and C.

Surveillance of Viral Hepatitis Infection
As part of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‚ National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS), viral hepatitis case-reports are received electronically from state health departments via the CDC National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) a computerized public health surveillance system that provides CDC with data regarding cases of nationally notifiable diseases on a weekly basis. The Atlas includes viral hepatitis data submitted to the CDC NEDSS by state and local health departments. National surveillance for viral hepatitis (including hepatitis A, acute hepatitis B, and acute hepatitis C) is based on case definitions developed and approved by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and CDC. In 2010, reported cases of acute viral hepatitis were required to meet CSTE-defined clinical and laboratory criteria Limitations NNDSS is a passive surveillance system and is subject to several limitations regarding acute and chronic viral hepatitis reporting. First, NNDSS was designed for reporting of acute infectious disease for which a single laboratory test (e.g., culture positivity) can confirm a diagnosis. This limitation is especially problematic for HBV and HCV; for example, an average of four documents or reports must be reviewed to confirm each case of acute hepatitis C virus infection. Further, follow-up of patients is difficult. With the exception of selected, specially funded sites, states and localities do not receive federal funding to support viral hepatitis surveillance Cell suppression. A data suppression rule is applied to all data where the reported number of cases within a state is less than or equal to 5.

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Centers for disease control and prevention, C.D.C. (2016). Retrieved 24 September, 2016.


Hepatitis, Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis Data, Hepatitis Surveillance, Types of Hepatitis, Hepatitis A Cases, Hepatitis B Cases, Hepatitis C Cases, Hepatitis D Cases, Hepatitis E Cases

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Hepatitis in the United States, Hepatitis Geographic Distribution, Hepatitis National Statistics

IndicatorDisease Indicatorstring-
YearYear the data was
RateRate of Indicatornumberlevel : Ratio
CasesNumber of casesnumberlevel : Ratio
Hepatitis A2007Utah0.39
Hepatitis A2009Utah0.37
Hepatitis A2011Iowa0.38
Hepatitis A2011Utah0.38
Hepatitis A2012Iowa0.27
Hepatitis A2012Utah0.14
Hepatitis A2014Utah0.38
Hepatitis A2015Utah0.38
Hepatitis A2000Iowa2.367
Hepatitis A2000Utah3.271