About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of new laboratory-confirmed meningococcal disease cases reported in past 12 months
Estimates represent the mean number of Confirmed, Probable, and Unknown cases of meningococcal disease reported to NNDSS during the relevant data years. Only cases with known sex and race/ethnicity are included for sex and race/ethnicity estimates.
A case definition for laboratory-confirmed cases of meningococcal disease is available from CDC. Estimates are a five-year moving average of confirmed and probable cases of meningococcal disease reported to the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS).
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
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.)