Table 47Selected notifiable disease rates and number new of cases: United States, selected years 1950–2007

[Data are based on reporting by state health departments]

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Disease195019601970198019902000200520062007
New cases per 100,000 population
Diphtheria3.830.510.210.000.000.00
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -0.510.780.820.85
Hepatitis A- - -- - -27.8712.8412.644.911.531.211.00
Hepatitis B- - -- - -4.088.398.482.951.781.621.51
Lyme disease- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -6.537.946.759.21
Meningococcal disease- - -- - -1.231.250.990.830.420.400.36
Mumps- - -- - -55.553.862.170.130.112.220.27
Pertussis (whooping cough)79.828.232.080.761.842.888.725.273.49
Poliomyelitis, total22.021.770.020.000.00
 Paralytic1- - -1.400.020.000.00
Rocky Mountain spotted fever- - -- - -0.190.520.260.180.660.800.77
Rubella (German measles)- - -- - -27.751.720.450.06
Rubeola (measles)211.01245.4223.235.9611.170.030.020.020.01
Salmonellosis, excluding typhoid fever- - -3.8510.8414.8819.5414.5115.4315.4516.03
Shigellosis15.456.946.798.4110.898.415.515.236.60
Tuberculosis2- - -30.8318.2812.2510.336.014.804.654.44
Sexually transmitted diseases:3
 Syphilis4146.0268.7844.7930.3154.3211.2011.2312.3413.67
  Primary and secondary16.739.0610.7811.9820.262.122.943.263.83
  Early latent39.7110.118.008.9422.193.352.763.073.60
  Late and late latent570.2245.9124.689.2410.325.535.415.896.10
  Congenital6368.30103.7052.307.7092.9514.298.249.0710.46
 Chlamydia7- - -- - -- - -- - -160.19251.38329.42344.33370.20
 Gonorrhea8192.50145.40294.15442.12276.43128.67114.57119.70118.90
 Chancroid3.340.940.700.301.690.030.010.010.01
Number of new cases
Diphtheria5,796918435341
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -1,3982,3042,4962,541
Hepatitis A- - -- - -56,79729,08731,44113,3974,4883,5792,979
Hepatitis B- - -- - -8,31019,01521,1028,0365,1194,7134,519
Lyme disease- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -17,73023,30519,93127,444
Meningococcal disease- - -- - -2,5052,8402,4512,2561,2451,1941,077
Mumps- - -- - -104,9538,5765,2923383146,584800
Pertussis (whooping cough)120,71814,8094,2491,7304,5707,86725,61615,63210,454
Poliomyelitis, total33,3003,1903396
 Paralytic1- - -2,52531961
Rocky Mountain spotted fever- - -- - -3801,1636514951,9362,2882,221
Rubella (German measles)- - -- - -56,5523,9041,125176111112
Rubeola (measles)319,124441,70347,35113,50627,78686665543
Salmonellosis, excluding typhoid fever- - -6,92922,09633,71548,60339,57445,32245,80847,995
Shigellosis23,36712,48713,84519,04127,07722,92216,16815,50319,758
Tuberculosis2- - -55,49437,13727,74925,70116,37714,09713,77913,299
Sexually transmitted diseases:3
 Syphilis4217,558122,53891,38268,832135,59031,61833,28836,95940,920
  Primary and secondary23,93916,14521,98227,20450,5785,9798,7249,75611,466
  Early latent59,25618,01716,31120,29755,3979,4658,1769,18610,768
  Late and late latent5113,56981,79850,34820,97925,75015,59416,04917,64418,256
  Congenital613,3774,4161,9532773,865580339373430
 Chlamydia7- - -- - -- - -- - -323,663709,452976,4451,030,9111,108,374
 Gonorrhea8286,746258,933600,0721,004,029690,042363,136339,593358,366355,991
 Chancroid4,9771,6801,4167884,21278171923

0.00 Rate greater than zero but less than 0.005.

– Quantity zero.

- - - Data not available.

1

Cases of vaccine-associated parylytic poliomyelitis caused by polio vaccine virus.

2

Case reporting for tuberculosis began in 1953. Data prior to 1975 are not comparable with subsequent years because of changes in reporting criteria effective in 1975. Data from 1993 to 2007, were updated through the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, NCHHSTP, as of April 23, 2008.

3

Starting with 1991, data include both civilian and military cases. Adjustments to the number of cases reported from state health departments were made for hardcopy forms and for electronic data submissions through June 25, 2008. For 1950, data for Alaska and Hawaii were not included.

4

Includes stage of syphilis not stated.

5

Includes cases of unknown duration.

6

Rates include all cases of congenitally acquired syphilis per 100,000 live births. Cases of congenitally-acquired syphilis were reported through 1994; starting with 1995 data, only congenital syphilis for cases less than one year of age were reported. See STD Surveillance Report for congenital syphilis rates per 100,000 live births.

7

Prior to 1994, chlamydia was not notifiable. In 1994–1999, cases for New York were exclusively reported by New York City. Starting with 2000 data, includes cases for the entire state.

8

Data for 1994 do not include cases from Georgia.

NOTES: The total resident population was used to calculate all rates except sexually transmitted diseases (STD), which used the civilian resident population prior to 1991. STD rates for 1990–2002 have been revised and may differ from previous editions of Health, United States. Revised rates are due to revision of population estimates to incorporate bridged single-race estimates. 2006 population estimates were used to calculate 2007 rates. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. Population data from those states where diseases were not notifiable or not available were excluded from the rate calculation. See Appendix I, National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS), for information on underreporting of notifiable diseases. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: CDC, National Center for Public Health Informatics, Division of Integrated Surveillance Systems and Services; Summary of notifiable diseases, United States, 2007. MMWR 2009;56(53):1–100 and CDC. http://www​.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5653​.pdf. Sexually transmitted disease surveillance, 2007. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008. http://www​.cdc.gov/std/stats.

Cases of vaccine-associated parylytic poliomyelitis caused by polio vaccine virus.

Case reporting for tuberculosis began in 1953. Data prior to 1975 are not comparable with subsequent years because of changes in reporting criteria effective in 1975. Data from 1993 to 2007, were updated through the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, NCHHSTP, as of April 23, 2008.

Starting with 1991, data include both civilian and military cases. Adjustments to the number of cases reported from state health departments were made for hardcopy forms and for electronic data submissions through June 25, 2008. For 1950, data for Alaska and Hawaii were not included.

Includes stage of syphilis not stated.

Includes cases of unknown duration.

Rates include all cases of congenitally acquired syphilis per 100,000 live births. Cases of congenitally-acquired syphilis were reported through 1994; starting with 1995 data, only congenital syphilis for cases less than one year of age were reported. See STD Surveillance Report for congenital syphilis rates per 100,000 live births.

Prior to 1994, chlamydia was not notifiable. In 1994–1999, cases for New York were exclusively reported by New York City. Starting with 2000 data, includes cases for the entire state.

Data for 1994 do not include cases from Georgia.

From: Trend Tables

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