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Statistics about Marfan syndrome

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Marfan syndrome:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Marfan syndrome

Prevalance of Marfan syndrome: 1 per 5,000 people are affected by Marfan syndrome worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 5,000 or 0.02% or 54,400 people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Marfan syndrome: It is estimated that at least 1 in 5,000 people in the United States have the disorder. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS)

Prevelance statistics about Marfan syndrome:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Marfan syndrome:

  • More than 200,000 people are affected by Marfan syndrome and related conditions in the US (American Journal of Cardiology, 1995, National Marfan Foundation)
  • more about prevalence...»

Marfan syndrome: Rare Disease Status

Marfan syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Marfan syndrome: Rare Disease Status

Marfan syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

Survival rate statistics for Marfan syndrome:

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Marfan syndrome:

  • The median cumulative probability of survival for women with Marfan syndrome is 74 years (American Journal of Cardiology, 1995, National Marfan Foundation)
  • The median cumulative probability of survival for men with Marfan syndrome is 70 years (American Journal of Cardiology, 1995, National Marfan Foundation)
  • more about deaths...»

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Marfan syndrome. The term 'prevalence' of Marfan syndrome usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Marfan syndrome at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Marfan syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Marfan syndrome 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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