TABLE 6-2Reduction in Future Hepatitis B-Related Deaths: Hepatitis B Disease Burden Model

WHO RegionNumber of Deaths in 2000 Birth Cohort without VaccinationProportional Reduction in Deaths with Three Doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine
No Birth Dose50% Birth Dosea90% Birth Dosea
Africa276,00070%78%84%
Americas28,00066%76%84%
Eastern Mediterranean96,00074%80%84%
Europe56,00072%79%84%
Southeast Asia368,00071%78%84%
Western Pacific581,00063%74%83%
Global1,405,00068%77%84%
a

Proportion of the vaccinated cohort receiving the first dose of vaccine within 24 hours of birth.

SOURCE: Reprinted, with permission, from Goldstein et al. (2005). Copyright 2005 by the International Epidemiological Association.

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