About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of confirmed and probable cases of pertussis (including cases identified in outbreak settings) among children under age 1 year
Estimates represent the mean number of Confirmed, Probable, and Unknown cases (aged
A case definition for confirmed and probable cases of pertussis (including cases identified in outbreak settings) is available from CDC. Estimates are a five-year moving average of confirmed and probable cases of pertussis reported to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS).
Additional resources about the objective
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case definitions for infectious conditions under public health surveillance. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 46 (RR-10), 1997. (See reference for updated case definitions.)