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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 47: Illness

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Table 47. Number and rate of newly reported cases of selected diseases among 5- to 24-year-olds: Various years, 1985 to 2002
Disease and age1985199019951996199719981999200020012002
Number of newly reported cases
Measles
 5 to 147724,946481152012216144
 15 to 241,0935,6464513130291217305
Tuberculosis
 5 to 14472660645588518441439421387389
 15 to 241,6721,8671,7031,6561,6811,5481,5161,6231,5951,499
Gonorrhea1
 15 to 24560,466384,490228,698189,973185,933209,036210,892212,679215,672207,324
Syphilis
 15 to 2410,84916,4084,8603,0582,0911,6261,4101,3381,2231,193
AIDS2
 5 to 1420156264247203199135132138131
 15 to 243791,7152,6662,4032,0991,6671,7001,5671,7211,858
Incidence rate (per 100,000 population)
Measles
 5 to 140.130.310.050.030.050.020.030.01
 15 to 240.130.370.080.080.030.050.080.01
Tuberculosis
 5 to 141.741.541.351.131.111.070.940.95
 15 to 244.804.614.644.164.024.314.073.83
Gonorrhea1
 15 to 24645.01528.51513.32571.45559.39564.13550.41529.11
Syphilis
 15 to 2413.718.515.774.453.743.553.123.04
AIDS2
 5 to 140.710.650.530.510.340.330.340.32
 15 to 247.516.695.794.484.514.164.394.74
Not available.
1The number of gonorrhea cases for persons ages 9 and under for years 1985 and 1990 was 2,258 and 1,612, respectively; for ages 10 to 14 for years 1985 and 1990 the number of cases was 8,164 and 11,020 respectively.
2Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
NOTE: Data are for new reported cases, not the cumulative number of persons in the population with the given condition.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, various years.

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