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17. Hepatitis B Incidence, By Age

We haven't done very well with adults, and these are again incidence data, looking at what has happened over the last decade. And what you see is in the 19-39 year olds and in persons 40 years and older, things have been going down, not as much in the older age group (and people say, when you get older you are not at risk or hepatitis B, but no, in fact you are). Over the last 3-4 years we have seen a plateau, and actually in the over 40 group we are seeing an increase in infections and in disease, and it says that we are not doing too well.