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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Hypothyroidism

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Hypothyroidism

The information below shows a list of types of Hypothyroidism, 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
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
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
Congenital hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information

Types of Hypothyroidism

For more information about types of Hypothyroidism, refer to our section on types of Hypothyroidism.

About prevalence:

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