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Prevalence and Incidence of Borderline Personality Disorder

Prevalance of Borderline Personality Disorder:

2 percent of adults (NIMH) ... see also overview of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "2 percent of adults (NIMH)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence (annual) of Borderline Personality Disorder:

3,019 annual cases in Victora 1996 (DHS-VIC) ... see also overview of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 1,510 or 0.07% or 180,074 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "3,019 annual cases in Victora 1996 (DHS-VIC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Borderline Personality Disorder:

180,074 per year, 15,006 per month, 3,462 per week, 493 per day, 20 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "3,019 annual cases in Victora 1996 (DHS-VIC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Borderline Personality Disorder:

BPD is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults, mostly young women. (Source: excerpt from Borderline Personality Disorder: NIMH)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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

 

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