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Statistics about Whooping Cough

Prevention statistics for Whooping Cough

The following are statistics from various sources about the prevention of Whooping Cough:

  • 82% of children aged 19-35 months were vaccinated for Pertussis annually in the US 2002 (National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Levels Among Children - US, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
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Prevalence and incidence statistics for Whooping Cough:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Whooping Cough

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

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 36,731 or 0.00% or 7,405 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 7,405 cases annually in USA (1998); under-diagnosis of cases in adults means the real prevalence may be much higher

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)

Whooping Cough: Rare Disease Status

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

Whooping Cough: Rare Disease Status

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

Incidence statistics about 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:
    • 101 registered cases of pertussis in children in Bolivia 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 308 registered cases of pertussis in children in Brazil 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 954 registered cases of pertussis in children in Chile 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 27 registered cases of pertussis in children in Costa Rica 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 10 registered cases of pertussis in children in the Dominican Republic 2002(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 206 registered cases of pertussis in children in Ecuador 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 6 registered cases of pertussis in children in El Salvador 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 42 registered cases of pertussis in children in Guatemala 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 39 registered cases of pertussis in children in Honduras 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 registered cases of pertussis in children in Jamaica 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 204 registered cases of pertussis in children in Mexico 2002(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 83 registered cases of pertussis in children in Panama 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 29 registered cases of pertussis in children in Paraguay 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 33 registered cases of pertussis in children in Peru 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 5 registered cases of pertussis in children in Uruguay 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 49 registered cases of pertussis in children in Bolivia 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1,268 registered cases of pertussis in children in Chile 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 45 registered cases of pertussis in children in Costa Rica 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 15 registered cases of pertussis in children in the Dominican Republic 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 255 registered cases of pertussis in children in Ecuador 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 3 registered cases of pertussis in children in El Salvador 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 139 registered cases of pertussis in children in Guatemala 2001(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered case of pertussis in children in Guyana 2001(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 23 registered cases of pertussis in children in Honduras 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 7 registered cases of pertussis in children in Jamaica 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 383 registered cases of pertussis in children in Venezuela 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 55 registered cases of pertussis in children in Argentina 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2 registered cases of pertussis in children in Bermuda 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 10 registered cases of pertussis in children in Bolivia 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 764 registered cases of pertussis in children in Brazil 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 4,055 registered cases of pertussis in children in Canada 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1,453 registered cases of pertussis in children in Chile 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 446 registered cases of pertussis in children in Colombia 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 23 registered cases of pertussis in children in Costa Rica 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 40 registered cases of pertussis in children in the Dominican Republic 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 482 registered cases of pertussis in children in Ecuador 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 3 registered cases of pertussis in children in El Salvador 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 registered case of pertussis in children in Grenada 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 14 registered cases of pertussis in children in Haiti 2000(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 169 registered cases of pertussis in children in Honduras 2000(Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 6,755 registered cases of pertussis in children in the US 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 185 registered cases of pertussis in children in Venezuela 2000 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
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Death and mortality statistics for Whooping Cough:

Deaths from Whooping Cough: 17 people died annually from whooping cough in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, 2001)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Whooping Cough: 16 per year, 1 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: 17 people died annually from whooping cough in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, 2001)

Death statistics for Whooping Cough:

The following are statistics from various sources about 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)
  • more about deaths...»

Society statistics for Whooping Cough

Hospitalization statistics for Whooping Cough:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Whooping Cough:

  • 0.0042% (531) of hospital consultant episodes were for whooping cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for whooping cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for whooping cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for whooping cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0042% (2,180) of hospital bed days were for whooping cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Whooping Cough. 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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