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Statistics about Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type:

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Prevalance of Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: 1 per 3,500 - 5,000 male newborns suffer from muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker types, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 3,500 or 0.03% or 77,714 people in USA [about data]

Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type: Rare Disease Status

Muscular dystrophy, Duchenne and Becker type is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

About statistics:

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