QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Ever Had Hepatitis,† by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2021
Weekly / January 13, 2023 / 72(2);44
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* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Based on an affirmative response to the survey question, “Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had hepatitis?” All types and causes of hepatitis could be reported by the respondent.
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2021, 1.6% of adults aged ≥18 years reported having ever had hepatitis. The prevalence of hepatitis was lowest among adults aged 18–44 years (0.6%) and highest among adults aged ≥65 years (2.7%). Prevalence increased with age for both men and women. The percentage of adults who ever had hepatitis was higher in men than women aged 45–64 years (2.7% versus 1.9%) and ≥65 years (3.2% versus 2.3%) but was similar in adults aged 18–44 years (0.5% versus 0.6%).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Julie D. Weeks, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4562; Nazik Elgaddal, MS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Ever Had Hepatitis, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:44. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7202a6.
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