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Statistics by Country for Common cold

Incidence (annual) of Common cold:

62 million cases (NIAID); 23.6 per 100 (NHIS96); estimated 1 billion colds in the USA annually; Children get 6-10 yearly, adults 2-4 yearly; over 60's less than 1 a year.

Incidence Rate for Common cold: approx 1 in 4 or 22.79% or 62 million people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Common cold to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Common cold to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Common cold are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Common cold in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Common cold in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 66,936,156 293,655,4051
Canada 7,409,882 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 23,924,612 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Common cold in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 62,215 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 3,255,135 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 1,221,709 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Common cold in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 888,505 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Common cold in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 41,964,222 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 3,606,931 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 9,644,367 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 1,411,267 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 6,278,481 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 5,702,492 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Common cold in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 1,233,934 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 1,188,601 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 67,006 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 2,048,370 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Common cold in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 13,738,175 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 2,358,798 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 13,773,165 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 904,825 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 105,466 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 7,355 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 3,719,589 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 13,738,175 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 665,132 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Common cold in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 1,863,364 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 284,055 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 18,787,961 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 2,286,791 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 7,621 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 8,804,535 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 1,236,254 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 458,497 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 1,698,359 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Common cold in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 2,350,191 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 305,820 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 525,702 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 822,388 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 32,817,615 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 10,880,105 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Common cold in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 1,793,528 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 2,398,885 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 9,181,648 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 1,069,931 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Common cold in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 13,233,689 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 2,427,010 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Common cold in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 808,007 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 92,910 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 1,713,655 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 1,025,021 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 465,019 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 5,095,750 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 2,467,668 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Common cold in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 627,137 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Common cold in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 3,451,873 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 1,598,222 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 6,020,021 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Common cold in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 296,060,846 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 1,562,565 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 29,024,433 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 101,499 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 5,173,706 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 10,994,459 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 5,185,624 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Common cold in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 15,703,760 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Common cold in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 6,499,440 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 32,217,313 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 498,181 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 242,773,440 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 36,287,399 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 4,537,206 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Common cold in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 232,329 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 54,353,244 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 1,383,173 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 5,361,742 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 19,658,033 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 992,431 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 14,785,523 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 18,842,255 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Common cold in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 302,019 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 15,386,759 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 5,783,936 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 1,413,009 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 1,279,023 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 514,588 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 860,983 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 5,879,956 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 4,106,787 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 575,304 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 526,818 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 4,564,491 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Common cold in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 17,350,293 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 1,283,670 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 8,923,477 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Common cold in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 683,376 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 4,731,382 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 772,865 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 2,589,534 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 4,046,036 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 2,473,651 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 1,341,180 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Common cold in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 853,065 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 2,174,226 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 13,292,852 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 1,877,932 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Common cold in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 16,260,541 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 7,517,980 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 1,892,960 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 8,222,020 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 6,015,426 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Common cold in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 2,502,463 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 373,648 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 10,131,636 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 266,518 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 2,513,208 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 836,968 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Common cold in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 4,539,025 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 910,355 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 1,235,504 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Common cold:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Common cold are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Common cold statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Common cold in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Common cold:

The word 'prevalence' of Common cold usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Common cold at any given time (i.e. people with Common cold). The term 'incidence' of Common cold means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Common cold diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Common cold). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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