Prevalence and Incidence of Polio
Polio: Rare Disease
Polio is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Polio, or a subtype of Polio,
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 Polio as a "rare disease".
More information about Polio is available from Orphanet
Incidence (annual) of Polio:
0 annual cases of paralytic poliomyelitis notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999) ... see also overview of Polio.
approx 1 in 0 or 0.00% or 0 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "0 annual cases of paralytic poliomyelitis notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Polio:
0 per year,
0 per month,
0 per week,
0 per day,
0 per hour,
0 per minute,
0 per second.
[Source statistic for calculation: "0 annual cases of paralytic poliomyelitis notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]
Incidence statistics for Polio:
The following statistics relate to the incidence of Polio:
- 0 new cases of poliomyelitis per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
- 0 new cases of poliomyelitis was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
- 2 registered cases in the Dominican Republic 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
- 7 registered cases in Haiti 2002 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
- more statistics...»
More Statistics about Polio:
Deaths and related statistics
All statistics for Polio
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Polio usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Polio at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Polio refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Polio 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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