Table 3.

Number of Children Ages 0 to 9 Years in the United States in 1991 and the Estimated Number of Nonperinatal HBV Infections That Would Have Occurred in These Children Without Vaccination

Maternal Race Population Rate Category*Rate (Infections per 100 000 Population) Number of HBV Infections
USBornForeign- BornUSBornForeign- BornUSBornForeign- BornUSBornForeign- BornTotal
Non-Asian32 588 7903 977 393NN23.723.77733 944 8677
Hawaiian 56 278 1022HH153153 86 2 88
Chinese 21 933 161 551C/5C103517 23 835 858
Asian Indian, Japanese 51 385 235 802C/25C/521103 11 244 255
Filipino, Korean 36 507 277 733C/10C/252259 19 718 737
Vietnamese, Samoan, Guamanian 7865 156 906S/5S5162581 414050 4091
Other Asians/Pacific Islanders 21 231 174 763103702 221227 1249
Total32 783 9904 985 17024.21617934801915 953
  • *  The Rate Category codes correspond to the model from which the rate of early childhood infection was derived: N, NHANES model; H, Honolulu model; C, Chinatown model; S, Southeast Asian model; C/2, 50% of rate from Chinatown model; C/5, 20% of rate from Chinatown model; C/10, 10% of rate from Chinatown model; C/25, 4% of rate from Chinatown model. The infection rates for “Other Asians/Pacific Islanders” (row 7) were estimated as the weighted means of the rates for Asian and Pacific Islanders of known ethnicity (rows 2 through 6).