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Prevalence and Incidence of Sickle Cell Anemia

Prevalance of Sickle Cell Anemia:

estimated 1 per 1,000 Hispanic Americans are affected by sickle cell disease in the US, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Sickle Cell Anemia.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 1,000 or 0.10% or 272,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 1 per 1,000 Hispanic Americans are affected by sickle cell disease in the US, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Sickle Cell Anemia: Rare Disease

Sickle Cell Anemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Sickle Cell Anemia, or a subtype of Sickle Cell Anemia, 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 Sickle Cell Anemia as a "rare disease". More information about Sickle Cell Anemia is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Sickle Cell Anemia:

1 per 500 African American births; 1 per 1,000-1,400 Hispanic-American births ... see also overview of Sickle Cell Anemia.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 34,000 or 0.00% or 8,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1 per 500 African American births; 1 per 1,000-1,400 Hispanic-American births" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Sickle Cell Anemia:

8,000 per year, 666 per month, 153 per week, 21 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "1 per 500 African American births; 1 per 1,000-1,400 Hispanic-American births" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Sickle Cell Anemia:

Sickle cell anemia is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting about 72,000 Americans or 1 in 500 African Americans. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Prevelance statistics for Sickle Cell Anemia:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Sickle Cell Anemia:

  • 72,000 cases in America(CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • Most cases occur in those with African ancestors in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 2 million people carry the sickle cell genetic trait in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 1 in 12 African Americans carry the sickle cell trait in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • About 91,000 people with sickle cell anemia ("Orphan Products: Hope for People With Rare Diseases", By Carol Rados, FDA Consumer magazine, November-December 2003 Issue)
  • more statistics...»

Incidence statistics for Sickle Cell Anemia:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Sickle Cell Anemia:

  • 1 in 500 African American births in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 1 in 1,000-1,400 Hispanic American births in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • more statistics...»

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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