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Prevalence and Incidence of Hypochondroplasia

Prevalance of Hypochondroplasia:

estimated 1 per 15,000 - 40,000 newborns suffer from hypochondroplasia, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Hypochondroplasia.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 15,000 or 0.01% or 18,133 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 1 per 15,000 - 40,000 newborns suffer from hypochondroplasia, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hypochondroplasia as a "rare disease". More information about Hypochondroplasia is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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