ABCs Report: Streptococcus pneumoniae, 2013

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Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs): Emerging Infections Program Network

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Surveillance Note

Missing race (n=365) data were multiply imputed using sequential regression imputation methods.

ABCs Areas

California (San Francisco County and children < 5 years in Alameda and Contra Costa counties); Colorado (5 county Denver area); Connecticut; Georgia (20 county Atlanta area); Maryland (6 county Baltimore area); Minnesota; New Mexico; New York (15 county Rochester and Albany areas and children <5 years in Erie county); Oregon (3 county Portland area); Tennessee (20 counties)

ABCs Population

The surveillance areas represent 30,604,240 persons.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics bridged‑race vintage 2013 postcensal file

ABCs Case Definition

Invasive pneumococcal disease: isolation of Streptococcus pneumoniae from normally sterile site in resident of a surveillance area in 2013.

ABCs Methodology

ABCs personnel routinely contacted all microbiology laboratories serving acute care hospitals in their area to identify cases. Standardized case report forms that include information on demographic characteristics, clinical syndrome, and outcome of illness were completed for each identified case. Pneumococcal isolates were collected and sent to reference laboratories for susceptibility testing using CLSI methods and serotyping. Regular laboratory audits assessed completeness of active surveillance and detected additional cases.

Rates of invasive pneumococcal disease were calculated using population estimates for 2013 from the bridged-race vintage 2013 postcensal file. For national estimates, race‑ and age‑specific rates of disease were applied from the aggregate surveillance area to the age and racial distribution of the 2013 U.S. population. Cases with missing data, excluding ethnicity, were multiply imputed using sequential regression imputation methods.

Reported ABCs Profiles

Reported ABCs Profiles
Race No. (Rate*)
White 2,317 (9.9)
Black 780 (15.5)
Other 170 (7.7)

* Cases per 100,000 population for ABCs areas

Reported ABCs Profiles by age, cases, and deaths
Age (years) Cases
No. (Rate*)
Deaths
No. (Rate*)
< 1 61 (14.7) 1 (0.24)
1 63 (15.1) 1 (0.24)
2‑4 86 (6.8) 4 (0.32)
5‑17 82 (1.6) 2 (0.04)
18-34 205 (2.9) 5 (0.07)
35-49 496 (8.0) 35 (0.57)
50‑64 1,050 (17.4) 112 (1.86)
65-74 493 (21.6) 41 (1.79)
75-84 404 (34.8) 73 (6.28)
≥ 85 327 (59.2) 68 (12.31)
Total 3,267 (10.7) 342 (1.12)

* Cases or deaths per 100,000 population for ABCs areas

Reported ABCs Profiles by syndrome, number
Syndrome No. (%*)
Meningitis 210 (6.4)
Bacteremia without focus 545 (16.7)
Pneumonia with bacteremia 2,258 (69.1)

* Percent of cases

Reported ABCs Profiles by antibiotic
Antibiotic S* I R
Susceptibility % % %
Penicillin 95.3 2.5 2.2
Cefotaxime 97.4 1.9 0.7
Erythromycin 71.5 0.3 28.2
TMP/Sulfa 81.7 9.7 8.6
Tetracycline 89.6 0.1 10.3
Levofloxacin 99.8 0 0.2
Vancomycin 100 0 0

Based on reference lab testing of 2,898 isolates
* Susceptible; Intermediate; Resistant based on year 2013 CLSI definitions

National Estimates of Invasive Disease

Cases: 33,900 (10.7/100,000)
Deaths: 3,700 (1.2/100,000)

Healthy People 2020 Update

Objective: Decrease the incidence of invasive pneumococcal infections to 12 per 100,000 persons less than 5 years of age and to 31 per 100,000 persons aged 65 and older.

Reported ABCs Profiles by age, objective, and rate
Age (year) 2020 Objective 2013 Rate*
< 5 12/100,000 9.6/100,000
≥ 65 31/100,000 30.5/100,000

* Cases per 100,000 U.S. population < 5 years or ≥ 65 years

Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013. Active Bacterial Core Surveillance Report, Emerging Infections Program Network, Streptococcus pneumoniae, 2013.

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