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Incidence Rate of Hepatitis B in Zamboanga City, Western Mindanao, Philippines

Int J Biol Med Res. 2019; 10(3): 6833-6835  |  PDF File


This study aims to determine the incidence of Hepatitis B in Zamboanga City, Western Mindanao from 2014 – 2018. Secondary data of Hepatitis B infections were obtained from the City Health Office, Zamboanga City. There was minimal decrease in the prevalence of Hepatitis B infections in Zamboanga City from 2014-2018. This is maybe with the DOH Expanded Program on Immunization at birth and free immunization prevention campaign. In 2014, has the highest (50) cases of hepatitis B recorded and in 2018, there were 42 cases recorded. In 2015, has the lowest number of cases recorded. Records also show that female is more vulnerable to this infection than the male for the past 5 years. In terms of gender, results show that in 2014, male has the highest Hepatitis B with 28 cases recorded than 22 cases recorded among the female. However, in 2016 and 2018 there was an increase of 23 cases among female than 11 and 19 cases of male. The HBsAg positivity among residents of Zamboanga City classifies the area as an endemic for HBV infection and appears to have less changed over the last five years.