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Communicable diseases notifications

  • NSW, by year
  • by disease and year
  • by disease, age and year
2523Hepatitis C
3271Salmonella infection
11333Gastroenteritis in institution outbreaks
15878Chlamydia trachomatis infection
  • + Source

    Notifiable Conditions Records for Epidemiology and Surveillance (NCRES) and ABS population estimates (SAPHaRI). Health Protection NSW and Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health.

  • + Notes

    Data table: Age-adjusted rates were not calculable for illnesses in foodborne outbreaks and gastroenteritis in institution outbreaks. *From May 2012, blood lead was notifiable by a blood lead level of or above 10µg/dL (previously defined by a blood lead level of or above 15µg/dL). From February 2016, blood lead was notifiable by a blood lead level of or above 5 µg/dL.

    Disease-specific data on notifiable conditions are reported by year and month of onset of illness except for tuberculosis, which is reported by year and month of diagnosis.

    No cases of the following conditions have been notified in NSW since 1991: plague, diphtheria, granuloma inguinale, lyssavirus, poliomyelitis, rabies, smallpox, typhus, viral haemorrhagic fever, and yellow fever.

    Data include notifications for NSW residents and international visitors notified in NSW. Cases with sex 'not stated' are included in the total.

    Rates were age-adjusted using the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

  • + Commentary

    Health protection involves the prevention and control of threats to health from communicable diseases and the environment. In NSW these functions are carried out by a range of groups, among them Health Protection NSW’s Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health Branches, the NSW Ministry of Health’s Population and Public Health Division, public health units, clinicians, Local Health District services, local government, other government agencies, and communities.

    Communicable diseases are measured mainly through routine surveillance data, derived from notifications of selected diseases from doctors, hospitals and laboratories to public health units under the NSW Public Health Act 2010.  It is important to note that the number of notifications reflects health care seeking behaviour and testing practices which may vary across NSW.

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    • Communicable diseases

      The NSW Notifiable Conditions Information Management System (NCIMS) uses an internal system of disease coding and does not use the WHO's International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.

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Last Updated At: Tuesday, 30 June 2020