HBV-listed death rates surpass national average in coastal, Appalachian states

Individuals born in the United States made up nearly two-thirds of all hepatitis B-listed deaths, with death rates exceeding the national average in 13 states, according to research published in JAMA Network Open.“Annual national viral hepatitis surveillance reports have included hepatitis B mortality estimates since 2004, displaying state-level data since 2015. However, these reports lackedinformation on decedent place of birth, comorbidities and underlying vs. contributing causes of death,” Kathleen N. Ly, MPH, of the division of viral hepatitis at the CDC National Center forRead More

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