Prevalence and Incidence of Pneumococcal meningitis


About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Pneumococcal meningitis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Pneumococcal meningitis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Pneumococcal meningitis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Pneumococcal meningitis 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.

Incidence (annual) of Pneumococcal meningitis: about 1 to 2 per 100,000 in the USA
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [about data]

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