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Incidence Statistics for Types of Respiratory infections

The information below shows a list of types of Respiratory infections, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Respiratory infections. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Respiratory infections


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Common cold approx 1 in 4 or 22.79% or 62 million people in USA 62,000,000 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.
Flu approx 1 in 3 or 36.00% or 97.9 million people in USA 97,920,000 36 per 100 (NHIS96); 35 million annually up to 50 million annually (NIAID/CDC); 10-20% yearly (NIAID)
Pneumonia approx 1 in 56 or 1.76% or 4.8 million people in USA 4,800,000 4.8 million annual cases (1996); 1.8 per 100 (NHIS96)
RSV N/A N/A No information
Bronchitis N/A N/A No information
Chronic Bronchitis N/A N/A No information

Types of Respiratory infections

For more information about types of Respiratory infections, refer to our section on types of Respiratory infections.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Respiratory infections usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Respiratory infections. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Respiratory infections at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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