Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
A case definition for new symptomatic cases of hepatitis B is available from CDC.
In 1991, CDC published comprehensive strategies for eliminating transmission of hepatitis B within the United States. This strategy included universal childhood vaccination. With full implementation of this strategy, the number and rate of hepatitis B cases among persons aged 2 to 18 years should be eliminated. To obtain state-specific measures, local Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Program data are used to determine the number of symptomatic hepatitis B cases among persons aged 2 to 18 years occurring in the state in the past 12 months.
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