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Table 3 Numbers of cases of each disease and notification rates in Izmir, 2003 (N = 3,506,672)

From: Completeness of hepatitis, brucellosis, syphilis, measles and HIV/AIDS surveillance in Izmir, Turkey

  No. of records in the data sources   Rates according to data sources
(per 100,000)
  Lab diagnoses
(a)
Notifications
to Health Directorate (b)
Matched
records
(c)
Proportion of lab diagnoses notified % (c/a) Lab diagnosis rate (a/N) Notification rate
(b/N)
Combined rate
([a+b-c]/N)
Hepatitis A 560 587 177 31.6 15.97 16.74 27.66
Hepatitis B        
   WHO criteria 10285 225 157 1.5    
   IgM anti-HBc 380 225 46 12.1 10.84 6.42 15.94
Hepatitis C        
   WHO criteria 148 89 2 1.4    
   Hepatitis C total 2271 89 75 3.3    
   Dialysis & gastroenterology cases omitted 1757 89 75 4.3 50.10 2.54 50.50
Brucellosis        
   WHO criteria 151 116 48 31.8 4.31 3.31 6.25
   Agglutination ≤ 1/80 307 116 65 21.2 8.75 3.31 10.21
Syphilis        
   WHO criteria 201 86 52 25.9 5.73 2.45 6.70
   notified lab cases not meeting WHO criteria included 217 86 68 31.3 6.19 2.45 6.70
Measles 5a 272 0 0 0.14 7.76 7.87
HIV        
   Confirmation or RNA positive 23 15 6 26.1 - 0.17 -
   Confirmation or RNA positive, previous years' notifications included 23 154b 23b 100.0 - - -
Total 11402 1802 488 4.3 - - -
  1. a One of the positive cases is due to vaccination
  2. b Notifications of previous years included