QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults† Aged ≥18 Years with Current Hepatitis C Virus Infection,§ by Health Insurance Coverage¶ — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, January 2017–March 2020
Weekly / August 12, 2022 / 71(32);1035
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Abbreviation: NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on a representative sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population. NHANES data collection was halted in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data collected during January 2019–March 2020 were combined with data from the 2017–2018 NHANES to form a nationally representative sample of NHANES January 2017–March 2020 prepandemic data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02-190.pdf
§ Current hepatitis C virus infection was based on the detection of viral RNA in serum. During January 2017– March 2020 an estimated 2.2 million U.S. adults aged ≥18 years were infected with hepatitis C virus.
¶ The public insurance category includes adults who reported having Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, Children’s Health Insurance Program, state-sponsored or other government health plans. Private insurance includes adults who did not report having any public insurance but did have some form of private insurance.
During January 2017–March 2020, an estimated 0.9% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years had current hepatitis C virus infection. The percentage of adults with current hepatitis C virus infection was greater among those with no insurance (1.7%) or public insurance (1.4%), compared with those with private insurance (0.3%).
Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, January 2017–March 2020. https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/continuousnhanes/default.aspx?cycle=2017-2020
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Current Hepatitis C Virus Infection, by Health Insurance Coverage — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, January 2017–March 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:1035. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7132a4.
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