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Pertussis notifications in NSW residents

Pertussis notifications in NSW residents, by month of disease onset. January 2012 to February 2016

Pertussis notifications in NSW residents,
by month of disease onset. January 2012 to February 2016

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2012 870 680 515 449 565 375 404 440 363 427 432 315 5835
2013 298 203 143 163 198 140 184 181 194 223 221 191 2339
2014 177 159 149 119 135 172 244 233 320 392 509 526 3135
2015 548 488 592 513 707 819 933 1167 1117 1554 2095 1707 12240
2016 1244 166 . . . . . . . . . . 1410

Last updated on: 8 February 2016.


Pertussis notifications in NSW residents, by five year age group and sex. 01Feb2015 - 31Jan2016

Pertussis notifications in NSW residents,
by five year age group and sex. 01Feb2015 - 31Jan2016

Sex 0-4 yrs 5-9 yrs 10-14 yrs 15-19 yrs 20-24 yrs 25-29 yrs 30-34 yrs 35-39 yrs 40-44 yrs 45-49 yrs
Males 1024 1624 1443 388 138 105 130 150 203 203
Females 1019 1614 1395 348 196 203 278 274 346 318
Persons 2043 3238 2838 736 334 308 408 424 549 521
Sex 50-54 yrs 55-59 yrs 60-64 yrs 65-69 yrs 70-74 yrs 75-79 yrs 80-84 yrs 85+ yrs Total
Males 150 114 99 92 68 51 17 14 6013
Females 220 169 157 137 106 73 41 21 6915
Persons 370 283 256 229 174 124 58 35 12928

Based on onset: the earlier of patient-reported onset date, specimen date or date of notification.
Last updated on: 8 February 2016.
Excludes cases where sex or age is unknown.



Note

Systems for diagnosis and counting cases of pertussis have changed should be taken into account when interpreting NSW pertussis surveillance data.
Please note the following important caveats:
* From 1 January 2007, cut off titres for a commonly used serological test changed across NSW.
* In 2008, uptake of nucleic acid testing overtook serological methods for diagnosis of new cases in NSW.
* From 1 January 2009, NSW ceased collecting data about suspected cases of pertussis in accordance with national surveillance protocols.

Data were generated on 8 February 2016 and excluded persons whose age or sex was unknown, or who were not NSW residents.
Data are preliminary and subject to change as updates are received.
Refer to Guides and caveats for interpreting infectious disease data ('NSW Data') for aids in interpreting data.

Sources and Suggested Citation

NSW Health Notifiable Conditions Information Management System (NCIMS)(HOIST), Communicable Diseases Branch and Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health.

This web page is managed and authorised by Centre for Health Protection of the NSW Department of Health. Last updated: 27 March, 2009

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