Rates* of deaths with hepatitis B virus infection listed as a cause of death among residents, by state or jurisdiction — United States, 2020

Rates* of deaths with hepatitis B virus infection listed as a cause of death† among residents, by state or jurisdiction — United States, 2020

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Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Multiple Cause of Death 1999–2020 on CDC WONDER Online Database. Data are from the 2015–2020 Multiple Cause of Death files and are based on information from all death certificates filed in the vital records offices of the fifty states and the District of Columbia through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Deaths of nonresidents (e.g., nonresident aliens, nationals living abroad, residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and other US territories) and fetal deaths are excluded. Numbers are slightly lower than previously reported for 2015–2016 due to NCHS standards which restrict displayed data to US residents. Accessed at CDC Wonder on January 11, 2021. CDC WONDER dataset documentation and technical methods can be accessed here.

* Rates are age-adjusted per 100,000 US standard population in 2000 using the following age group distribution (in years): <1, 1–4, 5–14, 15–24, 25–34, 35–44, 45–54, 55–64, 65–74, 75–84, and =85. For age-adjusted death rates, the age-specific death rate is rounded to one decimal place before proceeding to the next step in the calculation of age-adjusted death rates for NCHS Multiple Cause of Death on CDC WONDER. This rounding step may affect the precision of rates calculated for small numbers of deaths. Missing data are not included.

† Cause of death is defined as one of the multiple causes of death and is based on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) codes B16, B17.0, B18.0, B18.1 (hepatitis B).

Unreliable rates: Death counts that were less than 20 were not displayed due to the instability associated with those rates.

State or jurisdiction listed in order of increasing rate and then alphabetical order.

State or jurisdictions are grouped in quintiles based on the distribution of the reported rates of death per 100,000 population.  During 2020, the reported number of hepatitis B-associated deaths was suppressed in 24 jurisdictions with less than 20 deaths. Among states with death rates available, the states in the lowest category of 0.27 deaths or less per 100,000 population include (in order of increasing rate) Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Wisconsin. The states in the highest category of 0.65 to 0.83 deaths per 100,000 population include (in order of increase rate) Minnesota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, California, Oregon, and Kentucky.

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