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Statistics about Diphtheria

Prevention statistics for Diphtheria

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

  • 82% of children aged 19-35 months were vaccinated for Diphtheria 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 Diphtheria:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Diphtheria

Incidence (annual) of Diphtheria: 1 annual case notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 272,000,000 or 0.00% or 1 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Diphtheria: 1 per year, 0 per month, 0 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 1 annual case notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Prevalance of Diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. since 1980; before the introduction of vaccine in the 1920s incidence was 100-200 cases per 100,000 population. Diphtheria remains endemic in developing countries. The countries of the former Soviet Union have reported >150,000 cases in an epidemic which began in 1990. (Source: excerpt from Diphtheria: DBMD)

Diphtheria: Rare Disease Status

Diphtheria is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

Incidence statistics about Diphtheria:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Diphtheria:

  • 0 new cases of diphtheria per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0 new cases of diphtheria was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Diptheria incidence statistics for various countries:
    • 5 registered cases in children in Bolivia 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 6 registered cases in children in Brazil 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 15 registered cases in children in Paraguay 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 31 registered cases in children in the Dominican Republic 2001(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered case in children in Bolivia 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 46 registered cases in children in Brazil 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 11 registered cases in children in Colombia 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 50 registered cases in children in the Dominican Republic 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 registered cases in children in the US 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 registered cases in children in Bolivia 1999 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 53 registered cases in children in Brazil 1999 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered case in children in Canada 1999 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 44 registered cases in children in the Dominican Republic 1999 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 5 registered cases in children in Ecuador 1999 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 8 registered cases in children in Haiti 1999(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered case in children in the US 1999 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 registered cases in children in Argentina 1998 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 8 registered cases in children in Bolivia 1998(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 217 registered cases in children in Brazil 1998 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 registered cases in children in Colombia 1998 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 25 registered cases in children in The Dominican Republic 1998 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 21 registered cases in children in Ecuador 1998 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered case in children in the US 1998 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
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Death statistics for Diphtheria:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Diphtheria:

  • About 2,000 deaths from diptheria in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • About 3,000 deaths from diptheria in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
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Society statistics for Diphtheria

Hospitalization statistics for Diphtheria:

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

  • 0% (3) of hospital consultant episodes were for diptheria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for diptheria required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for diptheria were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for diptheria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for diptheria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for diptheria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for diptheria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for diptheria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for diptheria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for diptheria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for diptheria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (24) of hospital bed days were for diptheria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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