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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 48


Indicator 48. Illness


Total number of reported cases of selected youth-related diseases, for all age groups: 1950 to 1993

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     Year     | Polio  |Measles |losis\1\|Gonorrhea\2\|Syphilis\2\|     AIDS
--------------|--------|--------|--------|------------|-- --------|-----------
1950 .........  33,300  319,124  121,742      286,746     217,558         ---
1955 .........  28,985  555,156   77,368      236,197     122,392         ---
1960 .........   3,190  441,703   55,494      258,933     122,538         ---
1965 .........      61  261,904   49,016      324,925     112,842         ---
1970 .........      31   47,351   37,137      600,072      91,382         ---
1975 .........       8   24,374   33,989      999,937      80,356         ---
1980 .........       9   13,506   27,749    1,004,029      68,832         ---

1985 .........       7    2,822   22,201      911,419      27,131       8,249
1986 .........       8    6,282   22,768      900,868      27,883      12,932
1987 .........       6    3,655   22,517      780,905      35,147      21,070
1988 .........       9    3,396   22,436      719,536      40,117      31,001
1989 .........       5   18,193   23,495      733,151      44,540      33,722
1990 .........       7   27,786   25,701      690,169      50,223      41,595
1991..........       5    9,643   26,283      544,057      42,687      43,672
1992..........       4    2,237   26,673      502,458      34,102      45,472
1993..........       3      312   25,313      440,149      26,546  \3\103,691
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-Data not reported.

/1/ Data for 1975 and later years are not entirely comparable to prior years due to changes in reporting criteria.

/2/ Civilian cases only.

/3/ Includes HIV positive.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Annual Summaries, various years.

Number of reported cases of selected diseases among 15- to 24-year-olds: 1981 to 1993

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   Disease    |        |        |        |              |         |
   and age    |  1981  |  1985  |  1990  |    1991      |   1992  |     1993
--------------|--------|--------|--------|------------  | --------|-----------
Polio
  15 to 19 ...       2        0      ---            1         ---         ---
  20 to 24 ...       0        0      ---          ---           1         ---

Measles
  15 to 19 ...     466        0    3,106        1,096         325          27
  20 to 24 ...     128      251    2,540          657         163          24

Tuberculosis
  15 to 19 ...     656      464      577          601         587         580
  20 to 24 ...   1,542    1,208    1,290        1,370       1,387       1,263

Gonorrhea
  15 to 19\1\. 243,432  218,821  183,865      159,784     141,660     116,974
  20 to 24\1\. 374,562  341,645  200,625      170,832     151,427     119,739

Syphilis
  15 to 19\1\.   4,173    3,132    5,184        4,674       3,828       2,940
  20 to 24\1\.   8,792    7,717   11,224        9,637       7,481       5,469

AIDS
  15 to 19 ...     ---       30      148          132         133  \2\    487
  20 to 24 ...     ---      349    1,567        1,386       1,376  \2\  3,771
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-Data not collected.

/1/ Civilian cases only.

/2/ Includes HIV positive.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Annual Summaries, various years.

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