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Prevalence and Incidence of Acute Pancreatitis

Incidence (annual) of Acute Pancreatitis:

80,000 cases occur in the USA (NIDDK); 17 per 100,000 new cases ... see also overview of Acute Pancreatitis.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 3,400 or 0.03% or 80,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "80,000 cases occur in the USA (NIDDK); 17 per 100,000 new cases" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Acute Pancreatitis:

80,000 per year, 6,666 per month, 1,538 per week, 219 per day, 9 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "80,000 cases occur in the USA (NIDDK); 17 per 100,000 new cases" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Acute Pancreatitis:

About 80,000 cases occur in the United States each year; some 20 percent of them are severe. (Source: excerpt from Pancreatitis: NIDDK)

Incidence of Acute Pancreatitis:

17 new cases per 100,000 people (1976-88) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

More Statistics about Acute Pancreatitis:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Acute Pancreatitis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Acute Pancreatitis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Acute Pancreatitis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Acute Pancreatitis 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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