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Statistics about Toxic Shock Syndrome

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Toxic Shock Syndrome:

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Incidence (annual) of Toxic Shock Syndrome: 113 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 1-2 per 100,000 (DBMD)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 2,407,079 or 0.00% or 112 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Toxic Shock Syndrome: 112 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: 113 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 1-2 per 100,000 (DBMD)

Prevalance of Toxic Shock Syndrome: In the United States, annual incidence is 1-2/100,000 women 15-44 years of age (last active surveillance done in 1987). (Source: excerpt from Toxic Shock Syndrome: DBMD)

Mortality rate for Toxic Shock Syndrome

5% of all cases are fatal. (Source: excerpt from Toxic Shock Syndrome: DBMD)

About statistics:

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