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Statistics about Shigellosis

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Shigellosis:

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Incidence (annual) of Shigellosis: 17,521 annual cases of shigellosis notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 15,524 or 0.01% or 17,521 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Shigellosis: 17,521 per year, 1,460 per month, 336 per week, 48 per day, 2 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 17,521 annual cases of shigellosis notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)

Prevalance of Shigellosis: An estimated 300,000 cases of shigellosis occur annually in the U.S. The number attributable to food is unknown, but given the low infectious dose, it is probably substantial. Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1997:MMWR 46(54) (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... Every year, about 18,000 cases of shigellosis are reported in the United States. Because many milder cases are not diagnosed or reported, the actual number of infections may be twenty times greater. (Source: excerpt from Shigellosis (General): DBMD)

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Incidence statistics about Shigellosis:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Shigellosis:

  • 3.70 per 100,000 in Canada 20001
  • 2.5 new cases of shigellosis per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 496 new cases of shigellosis was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about incidence...»

Death and mortality statistics for Shigellosis:

Deaths from Shigellosis: 10 reported deaths in USA 1999 for shigellosis and amebiasis (NVSR Sep 2001)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Shigellosis: 10 per year, 0 per month, 0 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 10 reported deaths in USA 1999 for shigellosis and amebiasis (NVSR Sep 2001)

Society statistics for Shigellosis

Hospitalization statistics for Shigellosis:

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

  • 0.0006% (74) of hospital consultant episodes were for shigellosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for shigellosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for shigellosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for shigellosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for shigellosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for shigellosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for shigellosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for shigellosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for shigellosis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for shigellosis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for shigellosis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0007% (341) of hospital bed days were for shigellosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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



Footnotes: 1. Notifiable Diseases Online, PPHB, Canada, 2000

 

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