Friday, March 4, 2011

Acute Hepatitis B Incidence Double in People With Diabetes

ATLANTA – The incidence of acute hepatitis B is nearly twice as high among adults with diabetes as in those without, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The finding, presented by Meredith Reilly, M.P.H., at a meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, was based on 2009-2010 data from four sites (Connecticut, Colorado, Oregon, and New York City) that participate in the CDC's Emerging Infection Program. Data from 2006-2008 from New York City also were included.

Those data were compared with study population denominator data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Overall, the prevalence of diabetes in 2009 was 8.4% among more than 12 million individuals at the four sites, ranging from 6.3% in Colorado to 10.0% in New York City. Diabetes prevalence ranged from 5.2% for adults aged 23-59 years, to 18.0% for those aged 60 years and older.


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