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Prevalence and Incidence of Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough: Rare Disease

Whooping Cough is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Whooping Cough, or a subtype of Whooping Cough, 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 Whooping Cough as a "rare disease". More information about Whooping Cough is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Whooping Cough:

7,405 cases annually in USA (1998); under-diagnosis of cases in adults means the real prevalence may be much higher ... see also overview of Whooping Cough.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 36,731 or 0.00% or 7,405 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "7,405 cases annually in USA (1998); under-diagnosis of cases in adults means the real prevalence may be much higher" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Whooping Cough:

7,405 per year, 617 per month, 142 per week, 20 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "7,405 cases annually in USA (1998); under-diagnosis of cases in adults means the real prevalence may be much higher" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Whooping Cough:

In the United States, 5000-7000 cases are reported each year. Incidence of pertussis has increased steadily since the 1980s. The highest incidence since 1967 (2.9/100,000) was reported in 1996, when 7796 cases of pertussis were reported. (Source: excerpt from Pertussis: DBMD)

Prevelance of Whooping Cough discussion:

Pertussis is an endemic illness. In the United States epidemics occur every 3-5 years. The most recent epidemic occurred in 1996. Overall increase in cases since 1990, with disproportionate increase in adolescents and adults. (Source: excerpt from Pertussis: DBMD)

Incidence statistics for Whooping Cough:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Whooping Cough:

  • 7,288 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • 7,580 new cases of whooping cough occurred each year in the US 2001 (Health, United States: 2003, NCHS, CDC)
  • 2.7 new cases per 100,000 population of whooping cough occurred each year in the US 2001 (Health, United States: 2003, NCHS, CDC)
  • 16.09 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • 27.4 new cases of pertussis per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 5,388 new cases of pertussis was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Whooping cough (pertussis) incidence statistics for various countries:
  • more statistics...»

Death statistics for Whooping Cough:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Whooping Cough:

  • 7 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough) death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 131,000 deaths from pertussis (whooping cough) in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 11,000 deaths from pertussis (whooping cough) in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 46,000 deaths from pertussis (whooping cough) in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 2,000 deaths from pertussis (whooping cough) in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
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More Statistics about Whooping Cough:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Whooping Cough

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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