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Prevalence and Incidence of Mental illness

Prevalance of types of Mental illness:

For details see prevalence of types of Mental illness analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence (annual) of Mental illness:

about 22.1 percent of American adults annually or 44.3 million people (NIMH) ... see also overview of Mental illness.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 4 or 22.10% or 60.1 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "about 22.1 percent of American adults annually or 44.3 million people (NIMH)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Mental illness:

60,112,001 per year, 5,009,333 per month, 1,156,000 per week, 164,690 per day, 6,862 per hour, 114 per minute, 1 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "about 22.1 percent of American adults annually or 44.3 million people (NIMH)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of types of Mental illness:

For details see incidence of types of Mental illness analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Prevelance of Mental illness discussion:

Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 22.1 percent of Americans ages 18 and older—about 1 in 5 adults—suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 1998 U.S. Census residential population estimate, this figure translates to 44.3 million people. 2 In addition, 4 of the 10 leading causes of disability in the U.S. and other developed countries are mental disorders-major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 3 Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. (Source: excerpt from The Numbers Count: NIMH)

Incidence statistics for Mental illness:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Mental illness:

  • 22.1% of adults over 18 in the US (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
  • 44.3 million adults over 18 in the US 1998 (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
  • 3% of noninstitutionalised adults had severe psychological distress in the past 30 days in the US 2002 (National Health Interview Survey, 2003, NCHS, CDC)
  • more statistics...»

Death statistics for Mental illness:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Mental illness:

  • 14 female deaths per 100,000 population for mental disorders in Australia 1994 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004)
  • 17 male deaths per 100,000 population for mental disorders in Australia 1994 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004)
  • Mental disorders caused 16 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
  • Mental disorders caused 15 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Mental illness:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • Cost statistics
  • All statistics for Mental illness

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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