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Prevalence Statistics for Types of All Disease Categories

Prevalence Statistics for Types of All Disease Categories

The information below shows a list of types of All Disease Categories, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Cancer N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune conditions approx 1 in 31 or 3.13% or 8.5 million people in USA 8,511,844 8,511,845 people in the USA 1996 1
Diabetes approx 1 in 17 or 5.88% or 16 million people in USA 15,999,999 16 million Americans with 10.3 million diagnosed and 8.1 million women (NWHIC); 65 per 1000 - NHIS95; 8 million - perhaps 16 million if include not-yet-diagnosed.
Genetic conditions approx 1 in 22 or 4.41% or 12 million people in USA 11,999,999 12 million Americans - unreliable estimate, (perhaps 2.5% births)
Chromosome conditions N/A N/A No information
Viral infections N/A N/A No information
Bacterial infections N/A N/A No information
Parasitic Infections N/A N/A No information
Worm conditions N/A N/A No information
Physical conditions N/A N/A No information
Prion diseases N/A N/A No information
Nutritional deficiencies N/A N/A No information
Vitamin deficiencies N/A N/A No information
Mineral deficiencies N/A N/A No information
Mitochondrial diseases N/A N/A No information
Accidents N/A N/A No information
Sexually Transmitted Diseases approx 1 in 4 or 23.90% or 65 million people in USA 64,999,999 65 million people living with an incurable STD (CDC)
Pregnancy Conditions N/A N/A No information
Breastfeeding Conditions N/A N/A No information
Birth defects approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA 8,160,000 3-4% of babies (NWHIC)
Male conditions N/A N/A No information
Female conditions N/A N/A No information
Infant conditions N/A N/A No information
Childhood conditions N/A N/A No information
Adolescent conditions N/A N/A No information
Immune disorders N/A N/A No information
Balance disorders N/A N/A No information
Pain N/A N/A No information
Systemic disorders N/A N/A No information
Blood conditions N/A N/A No information
Blood vessel conditions N/A N/A No information
Nerve conditions N/A N/A No information
Muscle conditions N/A N/A No information
Heart conditions N/A N/A No information
Back conditions N/A N/A No information
Neck conditions N/A N/A No information
Spinal disorders N/A N/A No information
Eye conditions N/A N/A No information
Brain conditions N/A N/A No information
Mental conditions N/A N/A No information
Nose conditions N/A N/A No information
Mouth conditions N/A N/A No information
Dental conditions approx 1 in 90 or 1.10% or 2 million people in USA 2,992,000 1.1 per 100 (NHIS96: acute dental conditions)
Foot conditions N/A N/A No information
Leg conditions N/A N/A No information
Knee conditions N/A N/A No information
Elbow conditions N/A N/A No information
Finger conditions N/A N/A No information
Wrist conditions N/A N/A No information
Shoulder conditions N/A N/A No information
Ear conditions N/A N/A No information
Lung conditions approx 1 in 9 or 11.03% or 30 million people in USA 29,999,998 more than 30 million Americans with chronic lung diseases (NWHIC)
Liver conditions approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA 400,000 400,000 people in the USA 1976-80 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Kidney conditions approx 1 in 66 or 1.50% or 4.1 million people in USA 4,080,000 15 per 1000 (NHIS95: "kidney trouble")
Gall bladder conditions N/A N/A No information
Pancreas conditions N/A N/A No information
Digestive conditions approx 1 in 4 or 22.06% or 60 million people in USA 59,999,997 60 to 70 million cases in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447)
Prostate conditions approx 1 in 38 or 2.60% or 7.1 million people in USA 7,071,999 52 per 1000 men - NHIS95; 2,803 million men (NIDDK)
Male genital conditions N/A N/A No information
Obstetrical conditions N/A N/A No information
Gynaecological conditions N/A N/A No information
Thyroid disorders approx 1 in 13 or 7.35% or 20 million people in USA 19,999,999 20 million Americans (NWHIC)
Hearing disorders approx 1 in 12 or 8.09% or 22 million people in USA 21,999,998 22 million; 158 per 1000 (NHIS95)

Prevalence Statistics for All Disease Categories

Prevelance statistics about All Disease Categories:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of All Disease Categories:

  • 10% of population report they are in fair or poor health in the USA 1994 (US Government Statistics)
  • More females than males report they are in fair or poor health in the USA 1994 (US Government Statistics)
  • Twice as many black people as white report they are in fair or poor health in the USA 1994 (US Government Statistics)
  • 20% of people who earn less than $14,000 report they are in fair or poor health in the USA 1994 (US Government Statistics)
  • 4% of people who earn more than $50,000 report they are in fair or poor health in the USA 1994 (US Government Statistics)

Types of All Disease Categories

For more information about types of All Disease Categories, refer to our section on types of All Disease Categories.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of All Disease Categories usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing All Disease Categories at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of All Disease Categories is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. Rose and Mackay, 1998, The Autoimmune Diseases, Third Edition

 

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