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Prevalence and Incidence of Microtia, meatal atresia and conductive deafness

Microtia, meatal atresia and conductive deafness: Rare Disease

Microtia, meatal atresia and conductive deafness is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Microtia, meatal atresia and conductive deafness, or a subtype of Microtia, meatal atresia and conductive deafness, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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