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Statistics about Anthrax

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Anthrax:

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Incidence (annual) of Anthrax: 0 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Anthrax: 0 per year, 0 per month, 0 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 0 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Prevalance of Anthrax: In the United States, incidence of naturally acquired anthrax is extremely low. Gastrointestinal anthrax is rare but may occur as explosive outbreaks associated with ingestion of infected animals. Worldwide, the incidence is unknown, though B. anthracis is present in most of the world. (Source: excerpt from Anthrax: DBMD)

Anthrax: Rare Disease Status

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

Incidence statistics about Anthrax:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Anthrax:

  • Several terrorism-related cases in 2001
  • 0 new cases of anthrax per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0 new cases of anthrax was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about incidence...»

Society statistics for Anthrax

Hospitalization statistics for Anthrax:

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

  • 0% (3) of hospital consultant episodes were for anthrax in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for anthrax required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for anthrax were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for anthrax were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for anthrax required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12.0 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for anthrax in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for anthrax in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for anthrax in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for anthrax occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for anthrax occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for anthrax were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (36) of hospital bed days were for anthrax in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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

 

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