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Pertussis notifications in NSW residents

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

Pertussis notifications in NSW residents,
by month of disease onset. January 2012 to May 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 177 159 149 120 135 172 244 233 320 391 509 526 3135
2015 547 488 591 513 708 819 933 1167 1117 1557 2097 1709 12246
2016 1327 1132 968 681 518 . . . . . . . 4626

Last updated on: 29 May 2016.


Pertussis notifications in NSW residents, by five year age group and sex. 01May2015 - 30Apr2016

Pertussis notifications in NSW residents,
by five year age group and sex. 01May2015 - 30Apr2016

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 1199 1773 1500 412 158 121 145 168 225 214
Females 1198 1740 1517 395 212 244 313 327 384 342
Persons 2397 3513 3017 807 370 365 458 495 609 556
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 163 131 101 109 72 55 18 14 6578
Females 229 172 169 145 103 77 43 22 7632
Persons 392 303 270 254 175 132 61 36 14210

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