Chronic Hepatitis B Statistics

Chronic hepatitis B is defined as persons infected for longer than six months.

As of December 31, 2012, there were 21,064* persons who were reported to MDH and are assumed alive and living in Minnesota with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV).

*Includes persons with unknown city of residence
Note: Includes all chronic and probable chronic cases.

Persons Living with HBV in MN by Current Residence, 2012

Total number with residence information = 20,317

persons living with HBV in MN by current residence

Metro = Seven-county metro area including Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.
Greater Minnesota = All other counties outside the seven-county metro area.

Persons with Chronic HBV in MN by Age, 2012

persons with chronic HBV in MN by age

Persons Living with Chronic HBV in MN by Race Rates (per 100,000 persons*), 2012

persons living with chronic HBV in MN by race rates

*Rates calculated using U.S. Census data. Excludes 3,396 cases with multiple races and unknown race.

Data Limitations

  • The statistics rely on data from HBV cases diagnosed through 2012 and reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Hepatitis Surveillance System.

  • Some limitations of surveillance data:
    • Data do not include hepatitis-infected persons who have not been tested
    • Data do not include persons whose positive test results have not been reported to the MDH
  • Persons are assumed to be alive unless the MDH has knowledge of their death.

  • Persons whose most recently reported state of residence was Minnesota are assumed to be currently residing in Minnesota unless the MDH has knowledge of their relocation.



Updated Monday, 22-Apr-2013 11:11:01 CDT