Table 3

Characteristics of Studies of the Prevalence of Bordetella pertussis in Outpatients With Prolonged Cough or Non-Pneumonia Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

Author, YearPopulationAgeYear of Data CollectionDiagnostic Method
Adults and children
Park et al,64 2014 (South Korea)Adolescents and adults age 11 y and older presenting to GP with bothersome cough up to 30 days durationMean 44.3 y2011–2012PCR
Philipson et al,65 2013 (New Zealand)Children and adults age 5 to 49 y with cough for 2 weeks or longerRange 5–49 y2011Serology
Riffelmann et al,66 2006 (Germany)Patients presenting to GP with at least 7 days coughNot reported (all ages)2001–2004Serology or PCR
Wang et al,67 2014 (United Kingdom)Children with cough of 2–8 weeks duration presenting to GPMean 9.6 y2010–2012Serology
van den Brink et al,68 2014 (Netherlands)Children age 12 y and under with RTI referred for evaluation of suspected BP<12 y2007–2009PCR
Harnden et al,69 2006 (England, United Kingdom)Children 5–16 y presenting to their GP with cough for at least 2 weeksMean age 9.4 y, range 5–172001–2005Serology
Diez Domingo et al,70 2004 (Spain)Children age 15 y and under presenting with cough for at least 2 weeksMean 6.2 y, range 0–15 y2001–2002Serology
Teepe et al,17 2015 (12 European countries)Adults with acute cough <28 days duration presenting to GPMean age 50 y2007–2010Serology or PCR
  • BP = Bordetella pertussis; GP = general practitioner; PCR = polymerase chain reaction.