Prevalence and Incidence of Rheumatic conditions
Prevalance of Rheumatic conditions:
nearly 43 Americans have arthritis or a rheumatic disease (CDC); 40 million people in the United States (NIAMS) ... see also overview of Rheumatic conditions.
approx 1 in 6,325,581 or 0.00% or 43 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "nearly 43 Americans have arthritis or a rheumatic disease (CDC); 40 million people in the United States (NIAMS)" -- see also general information about data sources]
Prevalance of types of Rheumatic conditions:
For details see prevalence of types of Rheumatic conditions analysis; summary of available prevalence data:
- Arthritis: 37 million Americans (NIAMS)
- Osteoarthritis: 20 million people (NIAMS); more than 16 million people (NWHIC)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: 2.5 million Americans (NWHIC); 1% of US population (NIAMS)
- Gout: 275 per 100,000 people (NIAMS)
- Fibromyalgia: 3.7 million Americans (NIAMS)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: 1.4 million people in the United States, 1 in 85 (NWHIC)
- Scleroderma: estimated 300,000 Americans (NWHIC)
- Ankylosing spondylitis: 129 of every 100,000 people in the US (Mayo Clinic)
- Psoriasis: 5.5 million people in the USA (NIAMS)
- Bursitis: 32 per 1000 (NHIS95)
- Hemochromatosis: more than 1 million Americans (CDC); 5 per 1000 in Caucasians (NIDDK); 1-in-200 to 1-in-300
- Behcet's Disease: rare in the USA; more common in Middle East, Asia, and Japan.
- Polymyalgia rheumatica: 700 per 100,000 people over 50.
- Polymyositis: 13,462 people with polymyositis/dermatomyositis in the USA 1996 1
- Sjögren's syndrome: 1 to 4 million people with Sjogren’s Syndrome (NIAMS)
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: estimated 1 per 250,000 people suffer from the vascular type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
- Osteogenesis imperfecta Type I: 3-4 per 100,000 people are affected by osteogenesis imperfecta type I worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
- Congenital SMA with arthrogryposis: rare
- Familial Mediterranean fever: estimated 1 per 250 - 1,000 people of Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Jewish and Mediterranean ancestry suffer from Familial Mediterranean Fever, Genetics Home Reverence website
- Alport Syndrome: 1 per 50,000 newborns suffer from Alport syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
- Diastrophic dysplasia: estimated 1 per 100,000 newborns are affected by diastrophic dysplasia, Genetics Home Reference website
- Stickler Syndrome: estimated 1 per 7,500 - 9,000 newborns suffer from Stickler syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
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Incidence of types of Rheumatic conditions:
For details see incidence of types of Rheumatic conditions analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:
Prevalance of Rheumatic conditions:
An estimated 40 million people in the United States have
arthritis or other rheumatic conditions. By the year 2020, this number
is expected to reach 59 million. Rheumatic diseases are the leading
cause of disability among adults age 65 and older. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)
Prevelance statistics for Rheumatic conditions:
The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Rheumatic conditions:
- 1.3% of population self-reported having rheumatism in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
- 1.3% of male population self-reported having rheumatism in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
- 1.4% of female population self-reported having rheumatism n in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
- 248,000 people self-reported having rheumatism in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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More Statistics about Rheumatic conditions:
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Rheumatic conditions usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Rheumatic conditions at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Rheumatic conditions refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Rheumatic conditions 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.