Prevalence and Incidence of Acromegaly
Prevalance of Acromegaly:
40-60 per million affected people at any time ... see also overview of Acromegaly.
approx 1 in 25,000 or 0.00% or 10,880 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "40-60 per million affected people at any time" -- see also general information about data sources]
Acromegaly: Rare Disease
Acromegaly is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Acromegaly, or a subtype of Acromegaly,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Acromegaly as a "rare disease".
More information about Acromegaly is available from Orphanet
Incidence (annual) of Acromegaly:
3 per million annual cases ... see also overview of Acromegaly.
approx 1 in 333,333 or 0.00% or 816 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "3 per million annual cases" -- see also general information about data sources]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Acromegaly:
816 per year,
68 per month,
15 per week,
2 per day,
0 per hour,
0 per minute,
0 per second.
[Source statistic for calculation: "3 per million annual cases" -- see also general information about data sources]
Prevelance statistics for Acromegaly:
The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Acromegaly:
- Estimated 40-60 people per 1 million population have acromegaly in the US (NIDDK, NIH, 2002)
- more statistics...»
Incidence statistics for Acromegaly:
The following statistics relate to the incidence of Acromegaly:
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Acromegaly usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Acromegaly at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Acromegaly refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Acromegaly diagnosed each year.
Hence, these two statistics types can differ:
a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence,
but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence.
For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.
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