This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
|Unit of measurement||
Rate per 100,000 population
Newly diagnosed cases of laboratory confirmed acute hepatitis B (IgM positive). Data was extracted using “date entered” on cases from Health Protection teams data or “sample date” for cases from laboratory reports. The surveillance definition for acute hepatitis B is “HBsAg positive, anti-HBc IgM positive and abnormal liver function tests with a pattern consistent with acute viral hepatitis.”
(Cases of acute Hepatitis B / Population) * 100,000
Data presents acute Hepatitis B incidence, not chronic Hepatitis B infections.
Rates calculated with under 3 cases of Hepatitis B have beeen supressed.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||24 June 2022|
|Metadata last updated||11 February 2022|