Prevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D Virus Infections in the United States, 2011-2016

Eshan U. Patel, Chloe L. Thio, Denali Boon, David L. Thomas, Aaron A.R. Tobian

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Abstract

Among adults in the 2011-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the estimated prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) was 0.36% overall and 3.4% in non-Hispanic Asians. Among adult HBsAg carriers, 42% had antibodies to hepatitis delta virus (anti-HDV). Routine anti-HDV testing should be considered for HBsAg carriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-712
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2019

Keywords

  • HBV
  • HDV
  • NHANES
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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