Prevalence and Incidence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Incidence (annual) of Mycoplasma pneumoniae:
estimated 2 million cases annually (DBMD) ... see also overview of Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 2 million cases annually (DBMD)" -- see also general information about data sources]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Mycoplasma pneumoniae:
2,000,000 per year,
166,666 per month,
38,461 per week,
5,479 per day,
228 per hour,
3 per minute,
0 per second.
[Source statistic for calculation: "estimated 2 million cases annually (DBMD)" -- see also general information about data sources]
Prevalance of Mycoplasma pneumoniae:
Each year an estimated 2 million
cases and 100,000 pneumonia-related hospitalizations occur
in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Mycoplasma pneumoniae: DBMD)
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Mycoplasma pneumoniae usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Mycoplasma pneumoniae at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Mycoplasma pneumoniae refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae 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.