Notification Rates of Acute and Chronic Hepatitis B Per 100,000 Population by Age Group and Disease (image) European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Share Print E-Mail Caption The age distribution among male and female acute cases was similar. In all age groups, the rates were higher among males than females. Credit ECDC Usage Restrictions Use authorised provided source is acknowledged. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.