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
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 Living with Chronic HBV in MN by Race Rates (per 100,000 persons*), 2012
*Rates calculated using U.S. Census data. Excludes 3,396 cases with multiple races and unknown race.
- 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.