QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Have Ever Had Hepatitis, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

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In 2021, 1.6% of adults aged 18 years or older reported having ever had hepatitis.

The prevalence of hepatitis was lowest among adults aged 18–44 years (0.6%) and highest among adults aged ≥65 years (2.7%).

Prevalence increased with age for both men and women. The percentage of adults who ever had hepatitis was higher in men than women aged 45–64 years (2.7% versus 1.9%) and ≥65 years (3.2% versus 2.3%) but was similar in adults aged 18–44 years (0.5% versus 0.6%).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm


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