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Diseases » Specific phobias » Country Statistics
 

Statistics by Country for Specific phobias

Prevalance of Specific phobias:

estimated 6.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); estimated 8.3% adults (USSG)

Prevalance Rate for Specific phobias:

approx 1 in 43 or 2.32% or 6.3 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Specific phobias to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Specific phobias to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Specific phobias are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Specific phobias in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Specific phobias in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 6,801,577 293,655,4051
Canada 752,939 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 2,431,049 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Specific phobias in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 6,321 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 330,763 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 124,141 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Specific phobias in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 90,283 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Specific phobias in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 4,264,106 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 366,510 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 979,992 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 143,403 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 637,974 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 579,446 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Specific phobias in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 125,383 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 120,777 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 6,808 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 208,140 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Specific phobias in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 1,395,975 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 239,684 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 1,399,531 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 91,941 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 10,716 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 747 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 377,958 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 1,395,975 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 67,586 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Specific phobias in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 189,341 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 28,863 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 1,909,099 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 232,367 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 774 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 894,654 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 125,619 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 46,589 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 172,575 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Specific phobias in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 238,809 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 31,075 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 53,418 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 83,565 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 3,334,693 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 1,105,559 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Specific phobias in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 182,245 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 108,718 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 243,757 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 932,973 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Specific phobias in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 246,615 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 1,344,713 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Specific phobias in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 82,104 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 9,440 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 174,129 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 104,155 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 47,251 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 517,793 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 250,746 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Specific phobias in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 63,725 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Specific phobias in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 350,754 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 162,400 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 611,711 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Specific phobias in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 30,083,602 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 158,776 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 2,949,256 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 10,313 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 525,715 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 1,117,178 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 526,926 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Specific phobias in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 1,595,704 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Specific phobias in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 660,427 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 3,273,694 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 50,621 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 24,668,914 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 3,687,267 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 461,038 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Specific phobias in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 23,607 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 5,522,991 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 140,548 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 544,822 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 1,997,509 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 100,843 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 1,502,399 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 1,914,616 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Specific phobias in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 30,689 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 1,563,493 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 587,722 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 143,579 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 129,965 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 52,288 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 87,487 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 597,479 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 417,302 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 58,458 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 53,531 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 463,811 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Specific phobias in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 1,763,013 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 130,437 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 906,740 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Specific phobias in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 69,439 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 480,769 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 78,533 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 263,130 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 411,129 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 251,354 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 136,281 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Specific phobias in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 86,682 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 220,929 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 1,350,725 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 190,822 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Specific phobias in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 1,652,280 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 763,923 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 192,349 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 835,463 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 611,244 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Specific phobias in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 254,282 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 37,967 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 1,029,504 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 27,081 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 255,374 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 85,046 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Specific phobias in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 461,223 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 92,503 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 125,543 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Specific phobias:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Specific phobias are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Specific phobias statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Specific phobias in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Specific phobias:

The word 'prevalence' of Specific phobias usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Specific phobias at any given time (i.e. people with Specific phobias). The term 'incidence' of Specific phobias means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Specific phobias diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Specific phobias). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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