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Incidence Statistics for Types of Vaccine-preventable diseases

The information below shows a list of types of Vaccine-preventable diseases, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Vaccine-preventable diseases. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Vaccine-preventable diseases

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Anthrax approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA 0 0 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Bacterial meningitis N/A N/A No information
Chickenpox approx 1 in 2,254 or 0.04% or 120,624 people in USA 120,624 120,624 annually (1995); 46,016 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 199.14 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
Cholera approx 1 in 45,333,334 or 0.00% or 5 people in USA 5 6 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Diphtheria approx 1 in 272,000,000 or 0.00% or 1 people in USA 1 1 annual case notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Haemophilus influenzae type B approx 1 in 1,042,145 or 0.00% or 260 people in USA 260 261 annual cases of invasive HIB in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Hepatitis A approx 1 in 8,500 or 0.01% or 32,000 people in USA 32,000 32,000 new cases in the USA 1992 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Hepatitis B approx 1 in 1,359 or 0.07% or 200,000 people in USA 200,000 200,000 to 300,000 new cases in the USA 1990 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Influenza (Flu) N/A N/A No information
Measles approx 1 in 2,720,000 or 0.00% or 100 people in USA 99 100 cases annually (1998); once common, now greatly reduced by MMR vaccination programs; 100 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Mumps approx 1 in 702,842 or 0.00% or 387 people in USA 387 387 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); rare due to MMR vaccination
Pertussis approx 1 in 36,731 or 0.00% or 7,405 people in USA 7,405 7,405 cases annually in USA (1998); under-diagnosis of cases in adults means the real prevalence may be much higher
Pneumococcal pneumonia approx 1 in 544 or 0.18% or 500,000 people in USA 499,999 500,000 cases annually (NIAID)
Polio approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA 0 0 annual cases of paralytic poliomyelitis notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Rabies approx 1 in 15,111 or 0.01% or 18,000 people in USA 18,000 18,000 cases (of rabies shots rather than actual rabies)
Rubella approx 1 in 747,252 or 0.00% or 364 people in USA 364 364 cases annually (1998); incidence greatly reduced by MMR vaccination programs
Tetanus approx 1 in 6,800,000 or 0.00% or 40 people in USA 40 40 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); rare due to vaccination.
Yellow fever approx 1 in 272,000,000 or 0.00% or 1 people in USA 1 1 annual case notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Q fever approx 1 in 25,641 or 0.00% or 10,608 people in USA 10,608 3.9 new cases per 100,000 population of Q Fever were notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

Types of Vaccine-preventable diseases

For more information about types of Vaccine-preventable diseases, refer to our section on types of Vaccine-preventable diseases.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Vaccine-preventable diseases usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Vaccine-preventable diseases. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Vaccine-preventable diseases at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. Notifiable Diseases Online, PPHB, Canada, 2000
 

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