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Incidence Statistics for Types of Muscular Dystrophy

The information below shows a list of types of Muscular Dystrophy, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Muscular Dystrophy. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Muscular Dystrophy

Disease

Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy approx 1 in 6,000 or 0.02% or 45,333 people in USA 45,333 about 1 in 3000 males1.
Becker Muscular Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Distal Muscular Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy N/A N/A No information
Myotonic Dystrophy N/A N/A No information

Incidence Statistics for Muscular Dystrophy


Incidence of Muscular Dystrophy:

500 - 600 male newborns are diagnosed with muscular dystrophy each year in the US, Duchenne and Becker types, Genetics Home Reference website

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 544,000 or 0.00% or 500 people in USA [about data]

Types of Muscular Dystrophy

For more information about types of Muscular Dystrophy, refer to our section on types of Muscular Dystrophy.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Muscular Dystrophy usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Muscular Dystrophy. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Muscular Dystrophy at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. Pathophysiology of Disease, Stephen J. McPhee, Vishwanash R. Lingappa, Willim F. Ganong, Jack D. Lang, Prentice Hall, 1995
 

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