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Prevalence and Incidence of Adrenoleukodystrophy

Prevalance of Adrenoleukodystrophy:

1 per 20,000 people suffer from X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, Genetics Home reference website ... see also overview of Adrenoleukodystrophy.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 20,000 or 0.00% or 13,600 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1 per 20,000 people suffer from X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, Genetics Home reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Adrenoleukodystrophy: Rare Disease

Adrenoleukodystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Adrenoleukodystrophy, or a subtype of Adrenoleukodystrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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