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Diseases » Cold sores » Country Statistics

Statistics by Country for Cold sores

Prevalance of Cold sores:

estimated 50 to 80% of Americans have HSV-1

Prevalance Rate for Cold sores:

approx 1 in 2 or 50.00% or 136 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Cold sores to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Cold sores to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Cold sores are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Cold sores in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Cold sores in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 146,827,702 293,655,4051
Canada 16,253,937 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 52,479,797 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Cold sores in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 136,472 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 7,140,298 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 2,679,879 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Cold sores in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 1,948,980 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Cold sores in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 92,050,554 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 7,911,978 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 21,155,387 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 3,095,684 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 13,772,152 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 12,508,693 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Cold sores in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 2,706,696 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 2,607,256 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 146,983 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 4,493,200 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Cold sores in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 30,135,354 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 5,174,138 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 30,212,106 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 1,984,779 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 231,345 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 16,135 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 8,159,099 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 30,135,354 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 1,459,000 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Cold sores in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 4,087,381 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 623,089 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 41,212,304 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 5,016,187 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 16,718 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 19,313,174 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 2,711,783 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 1,005,736 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 3,725,433 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Cold sores in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 5,155,260 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 670,832 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 1,153,153 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 1,803,949 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 71,987,029 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 23,866,039 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Cold sores in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 3,934,192 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 2,346,946 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 5,262,072 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 20,140,390 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Cold sores in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 5,323,764 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 29,028,738 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Cold sores in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 1,772,404 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 203,804 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 3,758,986 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 2,248,434 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 1,020,042 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 11,177,775 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 5,412,950 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Cold sores in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 1,375,657 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Cold sores in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 7,571,852 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 3,505,778 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 13,205,208 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Cold sores in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 649,423,812 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 3,427,562 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 63,666,501 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 222,643 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 11,348,776 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 24,116,880 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 11,374,919 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Cold sores in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 34,446,959 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Cold sores in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 14,256,838 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 70,670,238 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 1,092,784 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 532,535,303 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 79,598,168 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 9,952,582 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Cold sores in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 509,626 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 119,226,476 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 3,034,058 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 11,761,241 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 43,120,848 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 2,176,946 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 32,432,761 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 41,331,400 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Cold sores in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 662,495 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 33,751,602 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 12,687,345 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 3,099,504 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 2,805,601 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 1,128,774 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 1,888,609 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 12,897,969 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 9,008,437 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 1,261,957 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 1,155,602 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 10,012,433 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Cold sores in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 38,058,710 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 2,815,792 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 19,574,081 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Cold sores in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 1,499,020 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 10,378,516 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 1,695,317 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 5,680,269 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 8,875,178 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 5,426,073 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 2,941,944 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Cold sores in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 1,871,241 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 4,769,272 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 29,158,515 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 4,119,336 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Cold sores in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 35,668,285 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 16,491,054 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 4,152,300 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 18,035,399 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 13,195,129 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Cold sores in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 5,489,276 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 819,615 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 22,224,235 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 584,620 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 5,512,845 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 1,835,930 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Cold sores in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 9,956,572 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 1,996,908 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 2,710,140 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Cold sores:

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 Cold sores 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 Cold sores 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 Cold sores 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 Cold sores:

The word 'prevalence' of Cold sores usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Cold sores at any given time (i.e. people with Cold sores). The term 'incidence' of Cold sores means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Cold sores diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Cold sores). 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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