SDG Indicator 3.3.4

Indicator 3.3.4 - Hepatitis B infections

Data for indicator 3.3.4 depicts the rate of Hepatitis B incidence in San Diego County. The rate of new infections increased from 18.8 people per 100,000 in 2020 to 24.1 per 100,000 people in 2021. The target, set by the United Nations, is to reduce this rate to zero by 2030.
The line graph below shows Hepatitis B incidence rates for San Diego County by year. The number of new chronic cases per year had remained stable from 2016 through 2019, but there was a significant drop in the number of new cases in 2020. However, in 2021, this number returned to near pre-2020 rates.
The bar charts provide additional details on the number of new chronic and acute Hepatitis B cases per year.
While the number of new acute Hepatitis B cases varies from year to year, the overall number is small, ranging from 3 to 16 cases per year, with the peak in 2021.
The bar chart provides additional details on the number of new chronic Hepatitis B cases by race in 2021. The percentages shown display how many of the total amount of cases in 2021 are associated with which race, with Asian groups having the highest incidence rate of known cases. 
Data regarding Hepatitis B incidence is compiled by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.