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Headline data

Source: United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA)

Geographical Area: England

Unit of Measurement: Rate per 100,000 population

Footnote: Every effort is made to ensure accuracy and completeness of the data. At a national level, data are ‘de-duplicated’ to prevent double counting of the same individual.

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.

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Indicator description
Geographical coverage


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.”

Available disaggregations

(Cases of acute Hepatitis B / Population) * 100,000

Other information

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

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Hepatitis B incidence per 100,000 population

Target name

By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

World Health Organisation (WHO)

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Source 1


United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage


Link to data source Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department, National Infection Service, Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control, Public Health England. Acute Hepatitis B dataset, compiled from laboratory and Health Protection Team reports opens in a new window
Release date 23 August 2019
Next release


Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

Other information

Raw data provided by Public Health England - Requested from source report

Source 2


Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 25 June 2021
Next release


Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Other information

Estimates of the usual resident population for the UK as at 30 June of the reference year. Provided by administrative area, single year of age and sex

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