Prevalence and Incidence of Biotinidase deficiency
Prevalance of Biotinidase deficiency:
about 1 per 60,000 newborns suffer from profound or partial biotinidase deficiency, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Biotinidase deficiency.
approx 1 in 60,000 or 0.00% or 4,533 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "about 1 per 60,000 newborns suffer from profound or partial biotinidase deficiency, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]
Biotinidase deficiency: Rare Disease
Biotinidase deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Biotinidase deficiency, or a subtype of Biotinidase deficiency,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Biotinidase deficiency usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Biotinidase deficiency at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Biotinidase deficiency refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Biotinidase deficiency 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.