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Prevalence and Incidence of Skin conditions

Prevalance of types of Skin conditions:

For details see prevalence of types of Skin conditions analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

  • Acne: 17 million Americans, almost 85% of people 12-24 years of age.
  • Psoriasis: 5.5 million people in the USA (NIAMS)
  • Dermatitis: 33 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  • Eczema: 15 million people (NIAMS); 10% infants/children estimated (NIAMS); 9% (NIAID); 8.5 million
  • Vitiligo: 2 to 5 million people in the USA (1-2% worldwide); 1,059,560 people in the USA 1996 1
  • Allergies: 50-60 million (NIAID); 9-16% (NIAID); 50 million cases annually (NIAID); 10% of American women (NHWIC); 8,526,000 children respiratory allergies (NHIS-97); 7,304,000 children non-respiratory allergies (NHIS-97)
  • Behcet's Disease: rare in the USA; more common in Middle East, Asia, and Japan.
  • Callus: 25 per 1000 - NHIS95 (trouble with corns or calluses)
  • Cold sores: estimated 50 to 80% of Americans have HSV-1
  • Corns: 25 per 1000 - NHIS95 (trouble with corns or calluses)
  • Cutaneous mastocytosis: rare
  • Dry skin: 31 per 1000 - NHIS95 (trouble with dry/itching skin)
  • Human Papillomavirus: 20 million Americans currently infected (NIAID; CDC 2001)
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti: 700 - 1,000 cases of incontinentia pigmenti have been reported, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Lichen sclerosis: rare
  • Moles: common; most people have 10-40 moles.
  • Molluscum contagiosum: Common.
  • Neurofibromatosis-1: 1 per 3,000 - 4,000 people suffer from neurofibromatosis type 1 worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Rosacea: 13 million people in the United States (NIAMS)
  • Sarcoidosis: 20 per 100,000 overall; 5 in 100,000 white people; 40 out of 100,000 black people; Scandinavia 64 out of 100,000 people
  • Scabies: common
  • Scleroderma: estimated 300,000 Americans (NWHIC)
  • Sebaceous cyst: 5 per 1000 - NHIS95
  • Mole: common; most people have 10-40 moles.
  • Dandruff: 50 million
  • Raynaud's phenomenon: 5-10% (NIAMS estimate). Scleroderma-related disorders including Raynaud's phenomenon between 250,000 and 992,500.
  • Lupus: 1.4 million people in the United States, 1 in 85 (NWHIC)
  • Neonatal lupus: very rare
  • Genital herpes: 67 million people (NIAID)
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: estimated 1 per 250,000 people suffer from the vascular type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
  • POEMS: about 100 known cases (Ganda [1997])
  • Cockayne syndrome: estimated less than 1 per 100,000 people are affected by Cockayne syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Waardenburg syndrome: estimated 1 per 10,000 - 20,000 people suffer from Waardenburg syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Oculocutaneous albinism: estimated 1 per 20,000 people suffer from oculocutaneous albinism, Genetic Home Reference website
  • Crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome: 1 per 1 million people are affected by Crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Glomus vagale tumors: 1% of glomus tumors are malignant
  • Oculocutaneous tyrosinemia: 1 per 250,000 people suffer from tyrosinemia type 2, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Variegate porphyria: approximately 3 per 1,000 white South Africans suffer from variegate porphyria, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda, familial type: 1-2 per 100,000 people are affected by porphyria cutanea tarda, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Dermatomyositis: 13,462 people with polymyositis/dermatomyositis in the USA 1996 1
  • Ménétrier's disease: rare
  • Bloom Syndrome: 1 per 48,000 people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent suffer from Bloom syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome: estimated 1 per 250,000 - 300,000 people suffer from Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Thanatophoric dysplasia: 1 per 20,000 - 50,000 newborns are affected by Thanatophoric dysplasia, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Severe achondroplasia with developmental delay and acanthosis nigricans: only a few cases of SADDAN have been reported worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: rare
  • Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome: over 60 cases of Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome have been reported, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: estimated more than 1 per 17,000 people are affected by hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
  • Costello syndrome: only about 250 cases of Costello syndrome has been reported worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
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Incidence of types of Skin conditions:

For details see incidence of types of Skin conditions analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

  • Herpes zoster: 500,000 cases (NIAID)
  • Skin tumor: more than 1 million annually (mostly the less dangerous types: basal and squamous)
  • Anthrax: 0 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • Burns: 6,044 annual cases in Victora 1996 for fires/burns/scalds (DHS-VIC)
  • Cutaneous diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. since 1980 (DBMD)
  • Genital warts: 1 million annual cases in the USA (NIAID)
  • Hives: about 15% Americans each year (NWHIC)
  • Human Papillomavirus: 5.5 million new cases (NIAID/American Social Health Association)
  • Melanoma: 53,600 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: skin melanomas)
  • Necrotizing fasciitis: 600 cases (DBMD)
  • Open Wound: 60,052 annual cases of open wounds in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
  • Sarcoidosis: 20 per 100,000 in the city, less in the country.
  • Skin Cancer: more than 1 million annually (mostly the less dangerous types: basal and squamous)
  • Shingles: 500,000 cases (NIAID)
  • Syphilis: 70,000 cases (NIAID; CDC 2001)
  • Genital herpes: 500,000 new cases annually; 1 million annual cases (CDC 2001)
  • Breast Milk Jaundice: 0.5%-2.4% of newborns develop breast milk jaundice
  • Blastomycosis: 1-2 cases per 100,000 (DBMD)
  • Bedsores: 474,692 new cases of decubitus ulcer occurred in the US 2000-2002 (Patient Safety in American Hospitals, Health Grades 2004)
  • Chickenpox: 120,624 annually (1995); 46,016 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); 199.14 per 100,000 in Canada 20002
  • Leprosy: 108 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • Measles: 100 cases annually (1998); once common, now greatly reduced by MMR vaccination programs; 100 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • Rubella: 364 cases annually (1998); incidence greatly reduced by MMR vaccination programs
  • Smallpox: 0 cases throughout the world.
  • Granuloma inguinale: 0.1 new cases per 100,000 population of donovanosis was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Congenital syphilis: 556 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
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Death statistics for Skin conditions:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Skin conditions:

  • 1 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 1994 for skin diseases (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004)
  • 1 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 1994 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004)
  • Skin diseases caused 1 male death per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
  • Skin diseases caused 2 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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

    Footnotes:
    1. Rose and Mackay, 1998, The Autoimmune Diseases, Third Edition
    2. Notifiable Diseases Online, PPHB, Canada, 2000

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