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Prevalence and Incidence of Respiratory infections

Prevalance of types of Respiratory infections:

For details see prevalence of types of Respiratory infections analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence of types of Respiratory infections:

For details see incidence of types of Respiratory infections analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

  • 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.
  • Flu: 36 per 100 (NHIS96); 35 million annually up to 50 million annually (NIAID/CDC); 10-20% yearly (NIAID)
  • Pneumonia: 4.8 million annual cases (1996); 1.8 per 100 (NHIS96)
  • more types of Respiratory infections...»

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Respiratory infections usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Respiratory infections at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Respiratory infections refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Respiratory infections 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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