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Statistics about Meningococcal disease

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Meningococcal disease:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Meningococcal disease

Incidence (annual) of Meningococcal disease: 2,501 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 108,756 or 0.00% or 2,500 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 2,501 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

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)

Meningococcal disease: Rare Disease Status

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

Meningococcal disease: Rare Disease Status

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

Incidence statistics about 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)
  • 17.4 new cases per 100,000 population for Meningococcal B Disease in New Zealand 2001 (NZ ESR Meningococcal Disease Update, 2003)
  • 14.94 new cases per 100,000 population for Meningococcal B Disease in New Zealand 2002 (NZ ESR Meningococcal Disease Update, 2003)
  • 3.5 new cases of invasive meningococcal infection per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 684 new cases of invasive meningococcal infection was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Death and mortality statistics for Meningococcal disease:

Deaths from Meningococcal disease: 275 deaths annually in USA (DBMD); 227 in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Meningococcal disease: 274 per year, 22 per month, 5 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 275 deaths annually in USA (DBMD); 227 in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death statistics for Meningococcal disease:

The following are statistics from various sources about 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)
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Deaths from Meningococcal disease

275 deaths annually in the United States (Source: excerpt from Active Bacterial Core Surveillance: DBMD)

Mortality rate for Meningococcal disease

10%-15% of cases are fatal. (Source: excerpt from Meningococcal Disease: DBMD)

Survival rate statistics for Meningococcal disease:

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Meningococcal disease:

  • 3.2% mortality rate for Meningococcal B Disease in New Zealand 2002 (NZ ESR Meningococcal Disease Update, 2003)
  • 4% mortality rate for Meningococcal B Disease in New Zealand 2001 (NZ ESR Meningococcal Disease Update, 2003)
  • more about deaths...»

Society statistics for Meningococcal disease

Hospitalization statistics for Meningococcal disease:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Meningococcal disease:

  • 0.02% (2,510) of hospital consultant episodes were for meningococcal fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for meningococcal fever required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for meningococcal fever were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for meningococcal fever were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for meningococcal fever required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for meningococcal fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for meningococcal fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for meningococcal fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for meningococcal fever occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for meningococcal fever occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for meningococcal fever were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.027% (14,147) of hospital bed days were for meningococcal fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Meningococcal disease. 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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