Prevalence and Incidence of Autoimmune diseases
Prevalance of Autoimmune diseases:
8,511,845 people in the USA 1996 1 ... see also overview of Autoimmune diseases.
approx 1 in 31 or 3.13% or 8.5 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "8,511,845 people in the USA 1996 1" -- see also general information about data sources]
Prevalance of types of Autoimmune diseases:
For details see prevalence of types of Autoimmune diseases analysis; summary of available prevalence data:
- Type 1 diabetes: 1-in-800 (NIAID)
- rheumatoid arthritis: 2.5 million Americans (NWHIC); 1% of US population (NIAMS)
- Autoimmune thyroid diseases: 4 out of 100 women some type of autoimmune thyroid disease
- Graves Disease: 3,048,636 people in the USA 1996 1; 1.3 million people (NWHIC)
- Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: 1,490,371 adults and 205,159 children in the USA 1996 1
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: 1.4 million people in the United States, 1 in 85 (NWHIC)
- Multiple Sclerosis: 1-in-700 (NIAID)
- Crohn's disease: 500,000 Americans
- Psoriasis: 5.5 million people in the USA (NIAMS)
- Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome: very rare; NIAID mentions 58 individuals
- Sjogren's Syndrome: 1 to 4 million people with Sjogren’s Syndrome (NIAMS)
- Rheumatoid arthritis: 2.5 million Americans (NWHIC); 1% of US population (NIAMS)
- Scleroderma: estimated 300,000 Americans (NWHIC)
- Lupus: 1.4 million people in the United States, 1 in 85 (NWHIC)
- Addison's Disease: 1 in 100,000; 13,335 people in the USA 1996 1
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome: about 1 in 100,000 (NWHIC)
- Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: rare.
- Pernicious anemia: 399,455 people in the USA 1996 1
- Myasthenia Gravis: about 5 per 100,000 to 14 per 100,000 (NWHIC)
- Primary biliary cirrhosis: 9,232 people in the USA 1996 1
- Primary Glomerulonephritis: 61,423 people with Primary Glomerulonephritis in the USA 1996 1
- Vitiligo: 2 to 5 million people in the USA (1-2% worldwide); 1,059,560 people in the USA 1996 1
- Autoimmune uveitis: 4,637 people in the USA 1996 1
- Celiac Disease: 1 in 250 Americans estimated rate; actual diagnosis rate is 1 in 4,700 Americans; 1 in 250 in Italy; 1 in 300 in Ireland; 20,000 diagnosed (Reader's Digest Feb 2004)
- Autoimmune Hepatitis: 1,156 people in the USA 1996 1
- Behcet's Disease: rare in the USA; more common in Middle East, Asia, and Japan.
- Ankylosing Spondylitis: 129 of every 100,000 people in the US (Mayo Clinic)
- Dermatomyositis: 13,462 people with polymyositis/dermatomyositis in the USA 1996 1
- Miller Fisher Syndrome: rare
- IgA nephropathy: 61,423 people in the USA 1996 1
- Goodpasture syndrome: rare.
- Temporal arteritis: 200 per 100,000 people over 50.
- Neonatal lupus: very rare
- Aicardi syndrome: rare
- Wegener's granulomatosis: uncommon
- Stiff-Person Syndrome: rare
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Incidence of types of Autoimmune diseases:
For details see incidence of types of Autoimmune diseases analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:
Prevalance of Autoimmune diseases:
As a group, however,
autoimmune diseases afflict millions of Americans. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID)
Prevelance of Autoimmune diseases discussion:
Individually, autoimmune diseases are not very
common, with the exception of thyroid disease, diabetes, and
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, taken as a whole, they
represent the fourth largest cause of disability among women in the
United States. (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Autoimmune Disease in Women: NWHIC)
Prevelance statistics for Autoimmune diseases:
The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Autoimmune diseases:
- 75% of cases of autoimmune diseases occur in women in the US (The National Women’s Health Centre, 2004)
- Fourth largest cause of disability among women in the US is autoimmune disease (The National Women’s Health Centre, 2004)
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Autoimmune diseases usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Autoimmune diseases at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Autoimmune diseases refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Autoimmune diseases 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.