Table 44Selected notifiable disease rates and number of new cases: United States, selected years 1950–2009

Updated data when available, Excel, PDF, and more data years: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2011.htm#044.

[Data are based on reporting by state health departments]

Disease195019601970198019902000200720082009
New cases per 100,000 population
Diphtheria3.830.510.210.000.000.00
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -0.510.850.960.99
Hepatitis A- - -- - -27.8712.8412.644.911.000.860.65
Hepatitis B- - -- - -4.088.398.482.951.511.341.12
Lyme disease 1- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -6.539.2111.6712.71
Meningococcal disease- - -- - -1.231.250.990.830.360.390.32
Mumps- - -- - -55.553.862.170.130.270.150.65
Pertussis (whooping cough)79.828.232.080.761.842.883.494.405.54
Poliomyelitis, paralytic 2- - -1.400.020.000.000.00
Rocky Mountain spotted fever 3- - -- - -0.190.520.260.180.770.850.60
Rubella (German measles)- - -- - -27.751.720.450.060.000.010.00
Rubeola (measles)211.01245.4223.235.9611.170.030.010.050.02
Salmonellosis, excluding typhoid fever- - -3.8510.8414.8819.5414.5116.0316.9216.18
Shigellosis15.456.946.798.4110.898.416.607.505.24
Tuberculosis 4- - -30.8318.2812.2510.336.014.444.283.80
Sexually transmitted diseases: 5
 Syphilis 6146.0268.7844.8030.3054.3211.2013.5715.2214.74
  Primary and secondary16.739.0610.8012.0020.262.123.804.444.60
  Early latent39.7110.118.008.9022.193.353.574.084.30
  Late and late latent 770.2245.9124.709.2010.325.536.056.565.70
  Congenital 8368.30103.7052.307.7092.9514.2910.2010.4310.01
 Chlamydia 9- - -- - -- - -- - -160.19251.38367.47398.12409.19
 Gonorrhea10192.50145.40294.20442.10276.43128.67118.03110.7599.05
 Chancroid3.340.940.700.301.690.030.010.010.01
Number of new cases
Diphtheria5,796918435341000
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -1,3982,5412,8863,022
Hepatitis A- - -- - -56,79729,08731,44113,3972,9792,5851,987
Hepatitis B- - -- - -8,31019,01521,1028,0364,5194,0333,405
Lyme disease 1- - -- - -- - -- - -- - -17,73027,44435,19838,468
Meningococcal disease- - -- - -2,5052,8402,4512,2561,0771,172980
Mumps- - -- - -104,9538,5765,2923388004541,991
Pertussis (whooping cough)120,71814,8094,2491,7304,5707,86710,45413,27816,858
Poliomyelitis, paralytic 2- - -2,52531960001
Rocky Mountain spotted fever 3- - -- - -3801,1636514952,2212,5631,815
Rubella (German measles)- - -- - -56,5523,9041,12517612163
Rubeola (measles)319,124441,70347,35113,50627,786864314071
Salmonellosis, excluding typhoid fever- - -6,92922,09633,71548,60339,57447,99551,04049,192
Shigellosis23,36712,48713,84519,04127,07722,92219,75822,62515,931
Tuberculosis 4- - -55,49437,13727,74925,70116,37713,29912,90411,545
Sexually transmitted diseases: 5
 Syphilis 6217,558122,53891,38268,832135,59031,61840,92546,29144,828
  Primary and secondary23,93916,14521,98227,20450,5785,97911,46613,50013,997
  Early latent59,25618,01716,31120,29755,3979,46510,76812,40113,066
  Late and late latent 7113,56981,79850,34820,97925,75015,59418,25619,94517,338
  Congenital 813,3774,4161,9532773,865580435445427
 Chlamydia 9- - -- - -- - -- - -323,663709,4521,108,3741,210,5231,244,180
 Gonorrhea10286,746258,933600,0721,004,029690,042363,136355,991336,742301,174
 Chancroid4,9771,6801,4167884,21278232528

0.00 Rate more than zero but less than 0.005.

Quantity zero.

- - -

Data not available.

1

National surveillance case definition revised in 2008; probable cases not previously reported.

2

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

3

Revision of national surveillance case definition distinguishing between confirmed and probable cases; total case count includes two case reports with unknown case status.

4

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 2009 were updated through the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), as of May 14, 2010.

5

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 9, 2010. For 1950, data for Alaska and Hawaii were not included. Cases and rates shown do not include outlying areas of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

6

Includes stage of syphilis not stated.

7

Includes cases of unknown duration.

8

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 1 year of age were reported. See STD Surveillance Report for congenital syphilis rates per 100,000 live births.

9

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.

10

Data for 1994 do not include cases from Georgia.

NOTES: The total resident population was used to calculate all rates except sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), 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. 2008 population estimates were used to calculate 2009 rates. See Appendix I, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance; Population Census and Population Estimates. Population data from states where diseases were not notifiable or not available were excluded from the rate calculation; see Appendix II, Notifiable disease. 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.

SOURCE: CDC, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS), Public Health Surveillance Program Office (PHSPO), Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare Information (DNHDI) (Proposed). 2009. MMWR 2011;58(53):1–104 and CDC. Available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/osels​/ph_surveillance/nndss/nndsshis.htm. Sexually transmitted disease surveillance, 2009. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010. http://www​.cdc.gov/std​/stats09/surv2009-Complete.pdf. See Appendix I, National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS).

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