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HEALTH STATUS - Hepatitis B
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Decreasing Rate of Acute Hepatitis B: The rate of hepatitis B in Hawai'i has dropped from its all-time high with a rate of 13 cases per 100,000 population in 1985 to its all time low with a rate of 0.4 cases per 100,000 population in 2012 and has since continued to decrease, remaining lower than the U.S. average. Hepatitis B immunization has been required for entrance into Hawai'i's schools since 1998, resulting in more stabilized rates.

Hepatitis B Prevention and Control: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can be reduced greatly as the age groups covered by universal infant and adolescent vaccination efforts enter young adulthood, a period when the risk of HBV infection increases. Universal infant vaccinations in Hawai'i began in 1993 and efforts to address adolescent vaccination have been taking place since 1996.


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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summary of Notifiable Diseases.