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Hepatitis and Hispanic Americans

  • Hispanics are 60 percent more likely to die from viral hepatitis than whites.
  • Despite having lower rates of hepatitis C, Hispanics were 50 percent more likely to die from that disease, in 2015.

 

VIRAL HEPATITIS

Death Rates

Death Rates for Viral Hepatitis, 2015 (all types)
 
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanics / Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Male
3.8
2.3
1.7
Female
1.7
1.1
1.5
Total
2.7
1.7
1.6

Source: CDC, 2017. Deaths: Final Data for 2015. National vital statistics reports; vol. 66, no. 6. Table 10.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_06.pdf
[PDF | 2.65MB]

 

Hepatitis A, Acute (Cases per 100,000 population), 2015
Hispanic
White
Hispanic / White Ratio
0.39
0.34
1.1

Source: CDC, 2017. Summary of Notifiable Diseases - United States, 2015. MMWR 2017; v. 64, no. 53. Table 6 and Table 7.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/64/wr/pdfs/mm6453.pdf [PDF | 2.93MB]

 

Hepatitis B, Acute (Cases per 100,000 population), 2015
Hispanic
White
Hispanic / White Ratio
0.31
0.91
0.3

Source: CDC, 2017. Summary of Notifiable Diseases - United States, 2015. MMWR 2017; v. 66, no. 53. Table 6.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/64/wr/pdfs/mm6453.pdf [PDF | 2.93MB]

 

HEPATITIS B - CHRONIC

At a glance – Adults (Chronic Hepatitis B)

Percent of reported cases of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, 2014
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic / White Ratio
4.1%
13.3%
0.3

Source:  CDC 2017.  Viral Hepatitis Surveillance – United States, 2015. Table 3.4.
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics/2015Surveillance/index.htm

 

Death Rate (Hepatitis B)

Rate per 100,000 of Hepatitis-B-Related Deaths, 2015
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic / Non- Hispanic White Ratio
0.32
0.30
1.1

Source: CDC 2017. Viral Hepatitis Surveillance - United States, 2015. Table 3.5
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics/2015Surveillance/index.htm

 

Immunization of Adults (Hepatitis B)

Percentage of adults aged 19-49 years, high risk groups, who ever received 3 or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2015
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic / Non-Hispanic White Ratio
22.5%
34.9%
0.6

Source: CDC 2017. Surveillance of Vaccination Coverage Among Adult Populations — United States, 2015. Table 1.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6611a1.htm

 

Immunization of Adolescents (Hepatitis B)

Percentage of adolescents aged 13-17 years, who ever received 3 or more doses of the hepatitis B vaccination, 2016
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic / Non-Hispanic White Ratio
89.2%
92.4%
1.0

Source: CDC 2017. Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2016. Supplementary Table 1..
https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/47510

 

Immunization of Children (Hepatitis B)

Percentage of children aged 19 to 35 months who received the universally recommended vaccination – 3 doses hepatitis B (hep B) vaccine, 2015
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic / Non-Hispanic White Ratio
93.2%
92.0%
1.0

Source: CDC 2016. Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19–35 Months — United States, 2015. Table 2.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/pdfs/mm6539a4.pdf[PDF |221.37KB]

 

HEPATITIS C - ACUTE

Hepatitis C, Acute (Cases per 100,000 population), 2015
Hispanic
White
Hispanic / White Ratio
0.28
0.77
0.4

Source: CDC, 2017 Summary of Notifiable Diseases - United States, 2015. MMWR 2017; v. 64, no. 53. Table 6.
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/64/wr/pdfs/mm6453.pdf [PDF | 2.93MB]

 

HEPATITIS C - CHRONIC

Adults (Chronic Hepatitis C)

Percent of reported cases, past or present, of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, 2015
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic / Non-Hispanic White Ratio
4.4%
35.5%
0.1

Source:  CDC 2017.  Viral Hepatitis Surveillance – United States, 2015. Table 4.4.
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics/2015Surveillance/index.htm

 

Death Rate (Hepatitis C)

Rate per 100,000 of Hepatitis-C-Related Deaths, 2015
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic / Non- Hispanic White Ratio
6.40
4.38
1.5

Source: CDC 2017. Viral Hepatitis Surveillance - United States, 2015. Table 4.5
http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics/2015Surveillance/index.htm

Last Modified: 1/24/2018 10:03:00 AM