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 persons aged 11 to 18 years
Estimates represent the mean number of Confirmed, Probable, and Unknown cases (aged 11-18 years) of pertussis reported to NNDSS during the relevant data years. Only adolescent cases with known sex and race/ethnicity are included for sex and race/ethnicity estimates.
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.)