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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases

The information below shows a list of types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases, 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
Autoimmune thyroid diseases (overall) approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA 5,440,000 4 out of 100 women some type of autoimmune thyroid disease
Graves Disease approx 1 in 89 or 1.12% or 3 million people in USA 3,048,636 3,048,636 people in the USA 1996 1; 1.3 million people (NWHIC)
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis approx 1 in 182 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA 1,490,371 1,490,371 adults and 205,159 children in the USA 1996 1

Prevalence Statistics for Autoimmune thyroid diseases

Prevalance of Autoimmune thyroid diseases:

4 out of 100 women some type of autoimmune thyroid disease


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [about data]


Prevalance of Autoimmune thyroid diseases:

Autoimmune thyroid diseases afflict as many as 4 out of 100 women and are frequently found in families where there are other autoimmune diseases. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID)

Types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases

For more information about types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases, refer to our section on types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Autoimmune thyroid diseases usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Autoimmune thyroid diseases at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Autoimmune thyroid diseases 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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