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Prevalence and Incidence of Polycystic ovary syndrome

Prevalance of Polycystic ovary syndrome:

5-10% women of childbearing age (20-40); 30% of women have some PCOS symptoms (NWHIC). ... see also overview of Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 40 or 2.50% or 6.8 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "5-10% women of childbearing age (20-40); 30% of women have some PCOS symptoms (NWHIC)." -- see also general information about data sources]

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Rare Disease

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

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Polycystic ovary syndrome as a "rare disease". More information about Polycystic ovary syndrome is available from Orphanet

Prevalance of Polycystic ovary syndrome:

An estimated five to 10% of women of childbearing age have PCOS (ages 20-40). At least 30% of women have some symptoms of PCOS. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC)

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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