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Diseases » Gonorrhea » Prevalence
 

Prevalence and Incidence of Gonorrhea

Incidence (annual) of Gonorrhea:

800,000 cases (CDC estimate/NIAID) ... see also overview of Gonorrhea.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 339 or 0.29% or 800,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "800,000 cases (CDC estimate/NIAID)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Gonorrhea:

800,000 per year, 66,666 per month, 15,384 per week, 2,191 per day, 91 per hour, 1 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "800,000 cases (CDC estimate/NIAID)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Undiagnosed prevalence of Gonorrhea:

estimated 400,000 cases (CDC/NIAID based on 800,000 estimates with about 400,000 reported) ... see also misdiagnosis of Gonorrhea.

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA [about data] ... Note: this rate calculation uses the following statistic: estimated 400,000 cases (CDC/NIAID based on 800,000 estimates with about 400,000 reported)

Prevalance of Gonorrhea:

Each year approximately 650,000 people in the United States are infected with gonorrhea. In 1999, the rate of reported gonorrhea infections was 132.2 per 100,000 persons. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: DSTD) ... An estimated 650,000 cases of gonorrhea, caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, occur annually in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... In 1997, 324,901 cases of gonorrhea in the United States were reported to the CDC, a case rate of 122/100,000. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Worldwide prevalence of Gonorrhea:

Worldwide, an estimated 62 million new cases of gonorrhea occurred in 1997. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Prevelance of Gonorrhea discussion:

In 1997, health care workers reported 324,901 cases of gonorrhea in the United States to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Institute of Medicine, however, estimates that 800,000 cases of gonorrhea occur annually in the United States. Health economists estimate that the annual cost of gonorrhea and its complications is close to $1.1 billion. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Incidence statistics for Gonorrhea:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Gonorrhea:

  • 650,000 annual cases (CDC 2001)
  • Approximately 400,000 CDC reported cases
  • 324,901 cases reported (CDC/1997)355,642 cases (1998)
  • 360,076 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • 20.16 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • Estimated 650,000 new cases each year in the USA 2002 (Trends in STD’s in the US, CDC, 2002)
  • more statistics...»

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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