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Prevalence and Incidence of Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease: Rare Disease

Meningococcal disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Meningococcal disease, or a subtype of Meningococcal disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Meningococcal disease as a "rare disease". More information about Meningococcal disease is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Meningococcal disease:

2,501 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999) ... see also overview of Meningococcal disease.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 108,756 or 0.00% or 2,500 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "2,501 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Meningococcal disease:

2,500 per year, 208 per month, 48 per week, 6 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "2,501 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Meningococcal disease:

Neisseria meningitidis -- 0.8 cases per 100,000; estimated 2,200 cases and 275 deaths annually in the United States (Source: excerpt from Active Bacterial Core Surveillance: DBMD)

Incidence statistics for Meningococcal disease:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Meningococcal disease:

  • 2,886 new cases of meningococcal disease in America 1995 (Meningitis Foundation of America, CDC, 1994)
  • Estimated 2,400 to 3,000 annual cases in USA
  • 0.78 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • 650 new cases of Meningococcal B Disease in New Zealand 2001 (NZ ESR Meningococcal Disease Update, 2003)
  • 557 new cases of Meningococcal B Disease in New Zealand 2002 (NZ ESR Meningococcal Disease Update, 2003)
  • more statistics...»

Death statistics for Meningococcal disease:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Meningococcal disease:

  • 26 deaths from Meningococcal B Disease in New Zealand 2001 (NZ ESR Meningococcal Disease Update, 2003)
  • 18 deaths from Meningococcal B Disease in New Zealand 2002 (NZ ESR Meningococcal Disease Update, 2003)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Meningococcal disease:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • Survival rate statistics
  • All statistics for Meningococcal disease

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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