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1. Evaluation of Viral Hepatitis Educational Materials—New—National Center for Infectious Disease (NCID). The purpose of the proposed study is to assess the usefulness of hepatitis educational materials developed and distributed by the Hepatitis Branch, CDC. Annually, 125,000—200,000 Americans are infected with hepatitis A virus (HAV) and results in approximately 100 deaths. The estimated cost associated with HAV infections is estimated at $200 million a year in medical care and lost work days. An estimated 1 million to 1.25 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and 4,000 to 5,000 die each year due to resultant cirrhosis and liver cancer. The estimated cost associated with HBV infections is estimated at $700 million a year in medical care and lost work days. It is estimated that 3.9 million Start Printed Page 32101Americans have been infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), 2.7 million of which are chronically infected. Not including the cost of liver transplantation, the estimated cost associated with HCV infections is $600 million a year in medical care and lost work days.
The annual burden hours are estimated to be 2403.
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Dated: May 16, 2000.
Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
[FR Doc. 00-12739 Filed 5-19-00; 8:45 am]
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