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Statistics about Chickenpox

Prevention statistics for Chickenpox

The following are statistics from various sources about the prevention of Chickenpox:

  • 81% of children aged 19-35 months were vaccinated for chickenpox annually in the US 2002 (National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Levels Among Children - US, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
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Prevalence and incidence statistics for Chickenpox:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Chickenpox

Incidence (annual) of Chickenpox: 120,624 annually (1995); 46,016 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 199.14 per 100,000 in Canada 20001

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 2,254 or 0.04% or 120,624 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Chickenpox: 120,624 per year, 10,052 per month, 2,319 per week, 330 per day, 13 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 120,624 annually (1995); 46,016 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 199.14 per 100,000 in Canada 20001

Prevalance of Chickenpox: Almost everyone gets chickenpox by adulthood (more than 95% of Americans). Chickenpox is highly contagious. CDC estimates that 4 million cases occur each year. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)

Death and mortality statistics for Chickenpox:

Deaths from Chickenpox: approximately 100 deaths (CDC-OC)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Chickenpox: 99 per year, 8 per month, 1 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: approximately 100 deaths (CDC-OC)

Deaths from Chickenpox

Every year there are approximately 5,000-9,000 hospitalizations and 100 deaths from chickenpox in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)

Society statistics for Chickenpox

  Costs for Chickenpox: estimated $918 million in 1993

  Costs for Chickenpox: In the United States, the annual cost of caring for children of normal health who contract chickenpox was estimated as $918 million in 1993. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)

  Hospitalizations for Chickenpox: approximately 5,000-9,000 hospitalizations (CDC-OC)

Hospitalization statistics for Chickenpox:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Chickenpox:

  • 0.028% (3,561) of hospital consultant episodes were for varicella (chickenpox) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for varicella (chickenpox) required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for varicella (chickenpox) were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for varicella (chickenpox) were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for varicella (chickenpox) required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for varicella (chickenpox) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for varicella (chickenpox) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for varicella (chickenpox) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22% of hospital consultant episodes for varicella (chickenpox) occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for varicella (chickenpox) occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for varicella (chickenpox) were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.016% (8,214) of hospital bed days were for varicella (chickenpox) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Chickenpox. The term 'prevalence' of Chickenpox usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Chickenpox at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Chickenpox refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Chickenpox 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.



Footnotes: 1. Notifiable Diseases Online, PPHB, Canada, 2000

 

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