What are the race- and sex-related demographics of hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) disease?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In the United States, blacks have a higher prevalence of HBV disease than do Hispanics or whites. In addition, more cases of chronic HBV disease occur in males than in females.


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