Prevalence and Incidence of Coccidioidomycosis


About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Coccidioidomycosis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Coccidioidomycosis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Coccidioidomycosis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Coccidioidomycosis 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 Coccidioidomycosis: 15 cases per 100,000 population in Arizona in 1995 (DBMD)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 6,666 or 0.01% or 40,800 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Coccidioidomycosis: Incidence was 15 cases per 100,000 population in Arizona in 1995. Of persons living in areas with endemic disease, 10-50% are skin-test positive.1

1. excerpt from Coccidioidomycosis: DBMD

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