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Prevalence and Incidence of Meningitis

Incidence (annual) of Meningitis:

approximately 25,000 cases of bacterial meningitis annually in USA; 206 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC) ... see also overview of Meningitis.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 10,879 or 0.01% or 25,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "approximately 25,000 cases of bacterial meningitis annually in USA; 206 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Meningitis:

25,000 per year, 2,083 per month, 480 per week, 68 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "approximately 25,000 cases of bacterial meningitis annually in USA; 206 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of types of Meningitis:

For details see incidence of types of Meningitis analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Death statistics for Meningitis:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Meningitis:

  • Meningitis death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 20,000 deaths from meningitis in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 18,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 73,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 15,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
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More Statistics about Meningitis:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • All statistics for Meningitis

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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