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Statistics about Syphilis

Statistics for Syphilis:

The following are statistics from various sources about Syphilis:

  • Less than a third of cases progress to tertiary syphilis

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Syphilis:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Syphilis

Incidence (annual) of Syphilis: 70,000 cases (NIAID; CDC 2001)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 3,885 or 0.03% or 70,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Syphilis: 70,000 per year, 5,833 per month, 1,346 per week, 191 per day, 7 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 70,000 cases (NIAID; CDC 2001)

Worldwide incidence of Syphilis: 12 million worldwide cases

Incidence of Syphilis: An estimated 70,000 sexually transmitted infections with Treponema pallidum, the cause of syphilis, occur each year in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... In 1997, 8,550 cases of primary and secondary syphilis in the United States were reported to the CDC, a case rate of 3.2/100,000. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... The incidence of syphilis has increased and decreased dramatically in recent years, with more than 11,000 cases reported in 1996. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Syphilis: Rare Disease Status

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

Incidence statistics about Syphilis:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Syphilis:

  • 70,000 new cases annually in America (Tracking The Hidden Epidemics, CDC, 2002)
  • 37,977 cases annually in the USA (1998)
  • 31,575 new cases of syphilis occurred annually in the US 2000 (Health, United States: 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 35,628 annual cases including 6,657 primary/secondary cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • 0.29 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • Estimated 70,000 new cases each year in the USA 2002 (Trends in STD’s in the US, CDC, 2002)
  • 2.2 cases per 100,000 people in America 2000 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 613 new cases of syphilis in England and Wales 2001(PHLS, London, 2002)
  • 605% increase in syphilis incidence in England and Wales 1996-2001(PHLS, London, 2002)
  • 8.3 new cases of syphilis per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,627 new cases of syphilis was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about incidence...»

Death and mortality statistics for Syphilis:

Deaths from Syphilis: 33 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Syphilis: 32 per year, 2 per month, 0 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 33 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death statistics for Syphilis:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Syphilis:

  • Syphilis death statistics for various regions worldwide:
    • About 89,000 deaths from syphilis in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 1,000 deaths from syphilis in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 43,000 deaths from syphilis in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 21,000 deaths from syphilis in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 1,000 deaths from syphilis in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • more about deaths...»

Society statistics for Syphilis

  Costs for Syphilis: estimated $106 million in 1994 (NIAID)

  Costs for Syphilis: Costs associated with syphilis in the United states totalled an estimated $106 million in 1994. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Hospitalization statistics for Syphilis:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Syphilis:

  • 0.0001% (15) of hospital consultant episodes were for early syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for early syphilis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for early syphilis early syphilis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for early syphilis early syphilis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for early syphilis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for early syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for early syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for early syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for early syphilis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for early syphilis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for early syphilis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0002% (111) of hospital bed days were for early syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0009% (116) of hospital consultant episodes were for late syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for late syphilis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for late syphilis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for late syphilis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for late syphilis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 102.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for late syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for late syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for late syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for late syphilis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for late syphilis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for late syphilis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0034% (1,771) of hospital bed days were for late syphilis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Syphilis. The term 'prevalence' of Syphilis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Syphilis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Syphilis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Syphilis 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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