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Prevalence and Incidence of Measles

Incidence (annual) of Measles:

100 cases annually (1998); once common, now greatly reduced by MMR vaccination programs; 100 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999) ... see also overview of Measles.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 2,720,000 or 0.00% or 100 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "100 cases annually (1998); once common, now greatly reduced by MMR vaccination programs; 100 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Measles:

99 per year, 8 per month, 1 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "100 cases annually (1998); once common, now greatly reduced by MMR vaccination programs; 100 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence statistics for Measles:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Measles:

  • 0.65 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • 0.2 new cases of measles per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 31 new cases of measles was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 116 new cases of measles annually in the US 2001 (Health, United States, 2003, NCHS, CDC)
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Death statistics for Measles:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Measles:

  • 1 person died from measles each year in the US 2001 (Deaths, Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Disease death statistics for measles by worldwide region:
    • About 311,000 deaths from measles in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 196,000 deaths from measles in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 6,000 deaths from measles in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 70,000 deaths from measles in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 28,000 deaths from measles in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
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More Statistics about Measles:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Measles

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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