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Statistics about Malaria

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Malaria:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Malaria

Incidence (annual) of Malaria: 1,800 cases annually (1997); 1,666 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 151,111 or 0.00% or 1,800 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Malaria: 1,799 per year, 149 per month, 34 per week, 4 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 1,800 cases annually (1997); 1,666 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Worldwide incidence of Malaria: 300 to 500 million people develop malaria

Prevalance of Malaria: In the United States, approximately 1,000 cases are reported annually, which researchers estimate represent only 25 to 50 percent of actual cases. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID)

Worldwide prevalence of Malaria: Each year, 300 to 500 million people develop malaria and 1.5 to 3 million–mostly children–die, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: excerpt from Malaria, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Malaria: Rare Disease Status

Malaria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Malaria: Rare Disease Status

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

Incidence statistics about Malaria:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Malaria:

  • 1.39 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • 2.4 new cases per 100,000 population for malaria notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 466 new cases of malaria was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Malaria incidence statistics for various countries:
    • 125 registered cases in Argentina 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 928 registered cases in Belize 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 14,276 registered cases in Bolivia 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 349,873 registered cases in Brazil 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 740 registered cases in Canada 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 5 registered cases in Chile 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 195,719 registered cases in Colombia 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1,021 registered cases in Costa Rica 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 29 registered cases in Cuba 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1,296 registered cases in the Dominican Republic 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 86,757 registered cases in Ecuador 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 117 registered cases in El Salvador 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 12 registered cases in Guadeloupe 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 35,540 registered cases in Guatemala 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 21,895 registered cases in Guyana 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 17,223 registered cases in Honduras 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 7 registered cases in Jamaica 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 11 registered cases in Martinique 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 4,289 registered cases in Mexico 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 7,466 registered cases in Nicaragua 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2,244 registered cases in Panama 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2,778 registered cases in Paraguay 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered case in Puerto Rico 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 registered cases in Saint Lucia 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 13,091 registered cases in Suriname 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 8 registered cases in Trinidad and Tobago (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 446 registered cases in the US 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 24 registered cases in Uruguay 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 29,491 registered cases in Venezuela 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
  • more about incidence...»

Death statistics for Malaria:

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

  • Malaria death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 1,136,000 deaths from malaria in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 1,000 deaths from malaria in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 65,000 deaths from malaria in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 2,000 deaths from malaria in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 57,000 deaths from malaria in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 11,000 deaths from malaria in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • more about deaths...»

Society statistics for Malaria

Hospitalization statistics for Malaria:

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

  • 0.011% (1,432) of hospital consultant episodes were for plasmodium falciparum malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium falciparum malaria required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium falciparum malaria were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodiumfFalciparum malaria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium falciparum malaria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for plasmodium falciparum malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for plasmodium falciparum malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for plasmodium falciparum malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium falciparum malaria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium falciparum malaria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium falciparum malaria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.009% (4,475) of hospital bed days were for plasmodium falciparum malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (275) of hospital consultant episodes were for plasmodium vivax malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium vivax malaria required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium vivax malaria were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium vivax malaria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium vivax malaria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for plasmodium vivax malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for plasmodium vivax malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for plasmodium vivax malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium vivax malaria 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 plasmodium vivax malaria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for plasmodium vivax malaria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (617) of hospital bed days were for plasmodium vivax malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (441) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified malaria were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified malaria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified malaria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified malaria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified malaria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (1,082) of hospital bed days were for unspecified malaria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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