Prevalence and Incidence of Hepatitis E


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Hepatitis E usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Hepatitis E at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Hepatitis E refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Hepatitis E diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Incidence (annual) of Hepatitis E: 0.1 new cases per 100,000 population of Hepatitis E was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,000,000 or 0.00% or 272 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Hepatitis E: This disease is uncommon in the United States. 1

Incidence statistics about Hepatitis E: The following statistics relate to the incidence of Hepatitis E:

  • 12 new cases of Hepatitis E was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Viral Hepatitis A to E and Beyond: NIDDK

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