Statistics about Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Mycoplasma pneumoniae:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Incidence (annual) of Mycoplasma pneumoniae: estimated 2 million cases annually (DBMD)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Mycoplasma pneumoniae:
2,000,000 per year,
166,666 per month,
38,461 per week,
5,479 per day,
228 per hour,
3 per minute,
0 per second.
Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: estimated 2 million cases annually (DBMD)
Prevalance of Mycoplasma pneumoniae:
Each year an estimated 2 million
cases and 100,000 pneumonia-related hospitalizations occur
in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Mycoplasma pneumoniae: DBMD)
This page presents a variety of statistics about Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
The term 'prevalence' of Mycoplasma pneumoniae usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Mycoplasma pneumoniae at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Mycoplasma pneumoniae refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae 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.