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Statistics about Rett's syndrome

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Rett's syndrome:

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Prevalance of Rett's syndrome: estimated 1 per 10,000 - 22,000 females suffer from Rett syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 10,000 or 0.01% or 27,200 people in USA [about data]

Incidence (annual) of Rett's syndrome: 1 in 10,000-15,000 live female births

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 10,000 or 0.01% or 27,200 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Rett's syndrome: 27,199 per year, 2,266 per month, 523 per week, 74 per day, 3 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 1 in 10,000-15,000 live female births

Prevalance of Rett's syndrome: The syndrome affects approximately 1 in every 10,000-15,000 live female births, with symptoms usually appearing in early childhood — between ages 6 and 18 months. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Rett Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Rett's syndrome: Rare Disease Status

Rett's syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Rett's syndrome: Rare Disease Status

Rett's syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

Society statistics for Rett's syndrome

Hospitalization statistics for Rett's syndrome:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Rett's syndrome:

  • 0.001% (158) of hospital consultant episodes were for Rett’s Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for Rett’s Syndrome required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for Rett’s Syndrome were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for Rett’s Syndrome were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for Rett’s Syndrome required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for Rett’s Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for Rett’s Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for Rett’s Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for Rett’s Syndrome occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for Rett’s Syndrome occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for Rett’s Syndrome were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (1,224) of hospital bed days were for Rett’s Syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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