Statistics about Krabbe leukodystrophy
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Krabbe leukodystrophy:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Krabbe leukodystrophy
Prevalance of Krabbe leukodystrophy:
1 per 100,000 people are affected by Krabbe disease in the US, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [about data]
Krabbe leukodystrophy: Rare Disease Status
Krabbe leukodystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »
This page presents a variety of statistics about Krabbe leukodystrophy.
The term 'prevalence' of Krabbe leukodystrophy usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Krabbe leukodystrophy at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Krabbe leukodystrophy refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Krabbe leukodystrophy 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.