Prevalence and Incidence of Campylobacter food poisoning
Incidence (annual) of Campylobacter food poisoning:
2.5 million cases per year (CDC estimate/NIAID); 2 million cases to 8 million cases a year ... see also overview of Campylobacter food poisoning.
approx 1 in 108 or 0.92% or 2.5 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "2.5 million cases per year (CDC estimate/NIAID); 2 million cases to 8 million cases a year" -- see also general information about data sources]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Campylobacter food poisoning:
2,499,999 per year,
208,333 per month,
48,076 per week,
6,849 per day,
285 per hour,
4 per minute,
0 per second.
[Source statistic for calculation: "2.5 million cases per year (CDC estimate/NIAID); 2 million cases to 8 million cases a year" -- see also general information about data sources]
Prevalance of Campylobacter food poisoning:
surveillance is very limited, over 10,000 cases are reported to
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year,
equaling approximately six cases for each 100,000 persons in the
population. Many more cases go undiagnosed or unreported, and
campylobacteriosis is estimated to affect over 2 million persons
every year, or 1% of the population. (Source: excerpt from Campylobacter Infections General: DBMD)
about 20 cases per 100,000 population diagnosed in the United
States. An estimated 2.4 million persons are affected each
year. (Source: excerpt from Campylobacter Infections: DBMD)
Prevelance of Campylobacter food poisoning discussion:
Campylobacter organisms cause between 5 and 14
percent of all diarrheal illness worldwide. In industrialized
countries, illness is more common in children younger than 2 years
of age. In developing countries, older children and young adults
have the highest incidence of infection. Most frequently, cattle and
poultry are the sources of human infection, but puppies, kittens,
pigs, sheep, rodents, and birds may also serve as reservoirs.
(Source: excerpt from Foodborne Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Incidence statistics for Campylobacter food poisoning:
The following statistics relate to the incidence of Campylobacter food poisoning:
- 40.12 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
- 112.2 new cases of campylobacteriosis per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
- 14,605 new cases of campylobacteriosis was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Campylobacter food poisoning usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Campylobacter food poisoning at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Campylobacter food poisoning refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Campylobacter food poisoning diagnosed each year.
Hence, these two statistics types can differ:
a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence,
but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence.
For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.