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Prevalence and Incidence of Social phobia

Prevalance of Social phobia:

5.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.7% adults (NIMH); 2.0% adults (USSG) ... see also overview of Social phobia.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 51 or 1.95% or 5.3 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "5.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.7% adults (NIMH); 2.0% adults (USSG)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence (annual) of Social phobia:

3.7% adults annually (NIMH) ... see also overview of Social phobia.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 27 or 3.70% or 10.1 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "3.7% adults annually (NIMH)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Social phobia:

10,064,000 per year, 838,666 per month, 193,538 per week, 27,572 per day, 1,148 per hour, 19 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "3.7% adults annually (NIMH)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Social phobia:

Social phobia affects about 5.3 million adult Americans. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Incidence of Social phobia:

About 3.7% of the U.S. population ages 18 to 54 - approximately 5.3 million Americans - has social phobia in any given year. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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