Specified Reportable Diseases--Cases Reported: 1980 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 173):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 101 rows and 11 columns.

190.9 represents 190,900. Figures should be interpreted with caution. Although reporting reporting of some of these diseases is incomplete, the figures are of value in indicating trends of disease incidence. Includes cases imported from outside the United States


  1. Newly reported active cases.
  2. Disease was not notifiable.
  3. Includes foodborne, infant, wound, and
    unspecified cases.
  4. Chickenpox was taken off the nationally notifiable list in 1991 but
    many states continue to report.
  5. The national surveillance case definitions for the arboviral diseases was revised in 2005,
    and nonneuroinvasive arboviral diseases were added to the list of nationally notifiable infectious diseases.
  6. Includes some persons positive for antibody to hepatitis C virus
    who do not have hepatitis.
  7. Whooping cough.
  8. German measles. Excludes rubella, congenital syndrome.
  9. Bacillary dysentery.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.