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Statistics about Leprosy

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Leprosy:

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Incidence (annual) of Leprosy: 108 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 2,518,518 or 0.00% or 108 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Leprosy: 108 per year, 9 per month, 2 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 108 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Worldwide prevalence of Leprosy: more than 12 million

Prevalance of Leprosy: In 1999, the world incidence of Hansenís disease was estimated to be 640,000; and in 2000, 738,284 cases were identified. In 2000, 91 cases occurred in the United States. In 2000, WHO listed 91 countries as endemic for leprosy, with India, Myanmar, and Nepal having 70% of cases. (Source: excerpt from Hansen's Disease (Leprosy): DBMD)

Leprosy: Rare Disease Status

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

Leprosy: Rare Disease Status

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

Incidence statistics about Leprosy:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Leprosy:

  • Leprosy incidence statistics by worldwide country:
    • 0 new cases of leprosy per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australiaís Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3 new cases of leprosy was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australiaís Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1,766 cases of leprosy in Argentina 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 272 cases of leprosy in Bolivia 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 73,183 cases of leprosy in Brazil 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 2,013 cases of leprosy in Colombia 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 145 cases of leprosy in Costa Rica 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 421 cases of leprosy in Cuba 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 327 cases of leprosy in Dominican Republic 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 239 cases of leprosy in Ecuador 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 64 cases of leprosy in El Salvador 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1 case of leprosy in Guatemala 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 272 cases of leprosy in Haiti 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 6 cases of leprosy in Honduras 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1,470 cases of leprosy in Mexico 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 56 cases of leprosy in Nicaragua 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 19 cases of leprosy in Panama 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 527 cases of leprosy in Paraguay 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 87 cases of leprosy in Peru 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 12 cases of leprosy in Uruguay 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • 1,589 cases of leprosy in Venezuela 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
  • more about incidence...»

Death statistics for Leprosy:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Leprosy:

  • Leprosy death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 3,000 deaths from leprosy in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • more about deaths...»

Society statistics for Leprosy

Hospitalization statistics for Leprosy:

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

  • 0.0001% (12) of hospital consultant episodes were for leprosy (Hansenís disease) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for leprosy (Hansenís disease) required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for leprosy (Hansenís disease) were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for leprosy (Hansenís disease) were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for leprosy (Hansenís disease) required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for leprosy (Hansenís disease) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for leprosy (Hansenís disease) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for leprosy (Hansenís disease) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for leprosy (Hansenís disease) occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for leprosy (Hansenís disease) occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for leprosy (Hansenís disease) were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0005% (280) of hospital bed days were for leprosy (Hansenís disease) in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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