Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The global burden of cholera

Mohammad Ali, Anna Lena Lopez, Young Ae You, Young Eun Kim, Binod Sah, Brian Maskery & John Clemens

Volume 90, Number 3, March 2012, 209-218A

Table 4. Population at risk, estimated number of cholera cases and estimated annual incidence in endemic countries, by age group and World Health Organization (WHO) mortality stratum

WHO stratum Total population at risk Age group (in years)
Incidence (per 1000 at risk)
< 1 1–4 5–14 15+ All
AFR-D 196 462 691 45 062 159 118 99 714 89 035 392 929 2.0
AFR-E 254 606 241 115 374 410 737 259 704 232 709 1 018 524 4.0
EMR-B 11 817 550 93 330 292 459 1 174 0.1
EMR-D 114 459 890 19 099 70 711 46 951 50 858 187 619 1.6
SEAR-B 50 443 558a 1 806 6 973 5147 8 760 22 686 0.4
SEAR-D 694 832 590b 100 408 379 474 305 771 416 029 1 201 682 1.7
WPR-B 120 530 784c 846 3 287 2785 5 137 12 055 0.1
Total 1 443 153 304 282 688 1 030 630 720 364 802 987 2 836 669 2.0
Incidence (per 1000) 7.3 7.0 2.2 0.9 2.0

AFR-D, African Region, stratum D; AFR-E, African Region, statum E; EMR-B, Eastern Mediterranean Region, stratum B; EMR-D, Eastern Mediterranean Region, stratum D; SEAR-B, South-East Asia Region, stratum B; SEAR-D, South-East Asia Region, stratum D; WPR-B, Western Pacific Region, stratum B.

a Provinces of Indonesia included West Java, Irian Jaya, Sumatra, Jakarta, Banten, Tangerang, Bogor and Maluku.

b States and territories of India included Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chandigarh and Delhi.

c Provinces of China included Guandong, Zhejiang, Shanghai, Fujian and Hainan.