Lyme Disease Charts and Figures: Most Recent Year

Lyme disease—reported cases by age group, United States, 2019

Lyme disease—reported cases by age group, United States, 2017
Age Group Confirmed Cases Probable Cases
0-4 881 187
5-9 2,001 648
10-14 1,562 574
15-19 996 592
20-24 796 530
25-29 863 526
30-34 1,009 599
35-39 1,143 549
40-44 1,089 523
45-49 1,306 639
50-54 1,681 770
55-59 2,125 1,042
60-64 2,200 1,013
65-69 2,065 1,109
70-74 1,644 902
75-79 1,149 640
80-84 583 398
85+ 349 249

Lyme disease rates among reported cases (confirmed and probable) by age group and sex, United States, 2017

 

Lyme disease rates among reported cases (confirmed and probable) by age group and sex, United States, 2017
Age Group Male Confirmed Incidence  Male Probable Incidence Female Confirmed Incidence Female Probable Incidence
0-4 4.8 0.9 4.0 1.0
5-9 11.5 3.6 7.9 2.8
10-14 9.8 3.2 4.9 2.3
15-19 5.7 3.1 3.4 2.5
20-24 4.2 2.4 3.0 2.4
25-29 4.3 2.3 2.8 2.1
30-34 5.1 3.0 3.4 2.3
35-39 6.2 3.0 3.8 2.0
40-44 6.4 2.9 4.2 2.3
45-49 7.1 3.6 5.4 2.7
50-54 9.2 4.3 6.8 3.2
55-59 11.0 5.6 8.0 3.9
60-64 11.8 5.8 8.9 4.1
65-69 13.5 8.1 9.5 4.8
70-74 13.0 7.7 10.1 5.2
75-79 13.8 8.4 9.7 5.1
80-84 10.7 7.5 7.6 5.4
85+ 6.5 5.4 4.4 2.8

*Rates per 100,000 were calculated using U.S. Census Bureau estimates from July 1 of each year

 

Lyme disease—reported confirmed and probable cases by race of patient, United States, 2019

 

Lyme disease—reported confirmed and probable cases by race of patient, United States, 2017
 Race Total
Native American/Alaska Native 92
Asian/Pacific Islander 492
Black 373
White 18,601
Other 572

*Data on race was available for 58% of 34,945 confirmed and probable cases.

 

Lyme disease—reported confirmed and probable cases by sex of patient, United States, 2019: Male - 19,612, Female - 14,578

 

Lyme disease—reported confirmed and probable cases by sex of patient, United States, 2017
 Male Female
19,612 14,578

Lyme disease—cases by onset month, United States, 2019

Lyme disease—cases by onset month, United States, 2017
Onset Week  Confirmed Probable
 1 104  68
2 65 36
3 67 30
4 65 32
5 113 47
6 56 24
7 78 30
8 57 26
9 132 45
10 51 23
11 74 45
12 67 40
13 66 35
14 154 80
15 98 62
16 135 83
17 133 76
18 254 145
19 229 120
20 263 158
21 341 147
22 658 253
23 629 241
24 822 331
25 888 363
26 921 306
27 1,293 533
28 1,043 404
29 1,055 392
30 842 320
31 757 338
32 573 253
33 478 217
34 353 188
35 279 153
36 359 166
37 246 122
38 263 130
39 188 96
40 322 143
41 190 90
42 175 94
43 176 93
44 258 114
45 118 62
46 106 64
47 98 48
48 83 52
49 101 54
50 82 38
51 51 22
52 42 26
53 18 5

*Week of illness onset was restricted to the calendar year with each week beginning on Sunday; therefore, weeks 1 and 53 may represent partial weeks