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Pertussis notifications in NSW residents

Pertussis notifications in NSW residents, by month of disease onset. January 2011 to January 2015

Pertussis notifications in NSW residents,
by month of disease onset. January 2011 to January 2015

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2011 1450 1085 1129 931 1058 932 836 1192 1258 1172 1134 990 13167
2012 870 680 514 448 565 375 404 440 363 427 432 315 5833
2013 297 203 143 163 198 140 184 181 194 223 221 189 2336
2014 177 159 149 118 135 172 241 233 319 386 496 501 3086
2015 340 . . . . . . . . . . . 340

Last updated on: 29 January 2015.


Pertussis notifications in NSW residents, by five year age group and sex. 01Jan2014 - 31Dec2014

Pertussis notifications in NSW residents,
by five year age group and sex. 01Jan2014 - 31Dec2014

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 221 312 251 53 35 29 46 44 62 52
Females 178 320 265 68 50 52 82 81 108 89
Persons 399 632 516 121 85 81 128 125 170 141
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 55 44 46 42 31 28 18 11 1380
Females 69 73 78 56 45 37 30 24 1705
Persons 124 117 124 98 76 65 48 35 3085

Based on onset: the earlier of patient-reported onset date, specimen date or date of notification.
Last updated on: 29 January 2015.
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 29 January 2015 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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