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Prevalence and Incidence of Common cold

Incidence (annual) of Common cold:

62 million cases (NIAID); 23.6 per 100 (NHIS96); estimated 1 billion colds in the USA annually; Children get 6-10 yearly, adults 2-4 yearly; over 60's less than 1 a year. ... see also overview of Common cold.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 4 or 22.79% or 62 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "62 million cases (NIAID); 23.6 per 100 (NHIS96); estimated 1 billion colds in the USA annually; Children get 6-10 yearly, adults 2-4 yearly; over 60's less than 1 a year." -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Common cold:

62,000,000 per year, 5,166,666 per month, 1,192,307 per week, 169,863 per day, 7,077 per hour, 117 per minute, 1 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "62 million cases (NIAID); 23.6 per 100 (NHIS96); estimated 1 billion colds in the USA annually; Children get 6-10 yearly, adults 2-4 yearly; over 60's less than 1 a year." -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Common cold:

In the course of a year, individuals in the United States suffer 1 billion colds, according to some estimates. (Source: excerpt from The Common Cold, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Incidence statistics for Common cold:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Common cold:

  • 66 million cases in USA 1994 (US Government Statistics)
  • Nearly half of cases occurs in those under 17 years of age in USA 1994 (US Government Statistics)
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Common cold usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Common cold at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Common cold refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Common cold 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.

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