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Indicator 3.3.3: Malaria incidence per 1,000 population

Are there statistically-significant cases of malaria (unrelated to travel) in the US?


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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from US statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from US statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other US-specific metadata information.

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Actual indicator available - description
Date of national source publication
Method of computation Number of malaria cases / Population at risk (number of people living in areas where malaria transmission occurs) Method of measurement Complete data on malaria cases reported through surveillance systems are the best source of data but are rarely available for large populations. Reported data on malaria cases generally need to be corrected for extent of health service use, incompleteness of reporting and lack of case confirmation. In high transmission areas with limited health service data but with good data on parasite prevalence the number of cases can be estimated from parasite prevalence.''The denominator is estimated, using risk mapping and population data. Method of estimation WHO compiles data on reported confirmed cases of malaria, submitted by national malaria control programmes and estimates the extent of underreporting.''Where necessary the number of cases are inferred from parasite prevalence surveys.''
Scheduled update by national source
U.S. method of computation
Comments and limitations The US CDC is not able to report. The only cases in the US are related to travel and there are very few.
Date metadata updated February, 2018
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Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Malaria incidence per 1,000 population
Target name By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.
Global indicator description Number of malaria cases per 1000 persons per year.
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency WHO
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Organisation NCHS
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Agency Survey Dataset NCHS
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