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Prevalence and Incidence of Diseases contagious from intravenous needles

Prevalance of types of Diseases contagious from intravenous needles:

For details see prevalence of types of Diseases contagious from intravenous needles analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence of types of Diseases contagious from intravenous needles:

For details see incidence of types of Diseases contagious from intravenous needles analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

  • Group A Streptococcal Infections: 3.2 cases per 100,000 (DBMD)
  • Hepatitis A: 32,000 new cases in the USA 1992 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  • Hepatitis B: 200,000 to 300,000 new cases in the USA 1990 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  • Hepatitis C: 150,000 new cases in the USA 1991 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  • Hepatitis D: 70,000 new cases in the USA 1990 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  • HIV: approximately 40,000 annual cases in USA (NIAID)
  • Invasive group A Streptococcal disease: 2,382 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 1.95 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: 15.3 million annual cases (NIAID)
  • Tuberculosis: 18,361 cases annually in the USA (1998); 8 million people worldwide develop active TB and 3 million die; 17,531 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 5.50 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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