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Prevalence and Incidence of Autoimmune thyroid diseases

Prevalance of Autoimmune thyroid diseases:

4 out of 100 women some type of autoimmune thyroid disease ... see also overview of Autoimmune thyroid diseases.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "4 out of 100 women some type of autoimmune thyroid disease" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases:

For details see prevalence of types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence of types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases:

For details see incidence of types of Autoimmune thyroid diseases analysis; summary of available incidence by type 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)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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

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

 

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