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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Thyroid disorders

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Thyroid disorders

The information below shows a list of types of Thyroid disorders, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Thyroid disorders (overall) approx 1 in 13 or 7.35% or 20 million people in USA 19,999,999 20 million Americans (NWHIC)
Hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Hyperthyroidism N/A N/A No information
Hashimoto's thyroiditis approx 1 in 182 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA 1,490,371 1,490,371 adults and 205,159 children in the USA 1996 1
Graves' disease approx 1 in 89 or 1.12% or 3 million people in USA 3,048,636 3,048,636 people in the USA 1996 1; 1.3 million people (NWHIC)
Thyroid cancer N/A N/A No information
Goiter N/A N/A No information
Hyperparathyroidism N/A N/A No information
Postpartum thyroiditis N/A N/A No information
Myxedema N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune thyroid diseases approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA 5,440,000 4 out of 100 women some type of autoimmune thyroid disease
Iodine deficiency N/A N/A No information
Multiple endocrine neoplasia N/A N/A No information
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 approx 1 in 300 or 0.33% or 906,666 people in USA 906,666 about 1 per 300 000 people suffer from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 in the US, Genetics Home Reference website
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 3 N/A N/A No information
Thyroiditis N/A N/A No information
Levothyroxine -- Teratogenic Agent N/A N/A No information
Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent N/A N/A No information
Hypothyroidism -- Teratogenic Agent N/A N/A No information
Antithyroid drugs -- Teratogenic Agent N/A N/A No information
Thyroid cancer, familial medullary N/A N/A No information
Thyroid cancer, anaplastic N/A N/A No information
Adenocarcinoma, Follicular N/A N/A No information
Medullary carcionoma N/A N/A No information
Hyperthyroid osteoporosis N/A N/A No information
Autoimmune thyroid disease associated Celiac Disease N/A N/A No information
Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Medication related hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis N/A N/A No information
Infantile hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Sub clinical hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Hereditary hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Primary hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Secondary hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Tertiary hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Myxedema coma N/A N/A No information
Postpartum hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Acquired hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Hypothyroid goitre N/A N/A No information
Thyroid eye disease N/A N/A No information
Subclinical hyperthyroidism N/A N/A No information
Thyroid storm N/A N/A No information
Postpartum hyperthyroidism N/A N/A No information
Cushing's syndrome-induced hypertension N/A N/A No information
Pretibial Myxedema N/A N/A No information
Cushing's disease N/A N/A No information
Cushing's disease-like hirsutism N/A N/A No information
Congenital hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Thyroid cancer, follicular N/A N/A No information
Hypoparathyroidism, autoimmune N/A N/A No information
Deafness -- goiter -- stippled epiphyses N/A N/A No information
Thyroid cancer, medullary N/A N/A No information
Bird-headed dwarfism with progressive ataxia, Insulin-resistant diabetes, goiter and primary gonadal insufficiency N/A N/A No information
Diabetes, neonatal -- congenital hypothyroidism -- congenital glaucoma -- hepatic fibrosis -- polycystic kidneys N/A N/A No information
Ataxia -- diabetes -- goiter -- gonadal insufficiency N/A N/A No information
Deafness -- thyroid hormone resistance N/A N/A No information
Ectodermal dysplasia -- hypohidrotic -- hypothyroidism -- ciliary dyskinesia N/A N/A No information
Thyroid cancer, papillary N/A N/A No information
Thyroid cancer, Hurthle cell N/A N/A No information
Thyroid agenesis N/A N/A No information
Subacute Thyroiditis N/A N/A No information
Hypothyroidism due to iodide transport defect N/A N/A No information
Candidiasis familial chronic mucocutaneous, autosomal dominant, with thyroid disease N/A N/A No information
Familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia N/A N/A No information
Familial hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Hypothyroidism postaxial polydactyly mental retardation N/A N/A No information
Cleft palate, bilateral choanal atresia, curly hair and congenital hypothyroidism N/A N/A No information
Hypothyroidism -- dermoid cyst -- cleft palate N/A N/A No information
Hypothyroidism -- cleft palate N/A N/A No information
Congenital hypothyroidsim approx 1 in 3,000 or 0.03% or 90,666 people in USA 90,666 1 per 3,000 - 4,000 newborns are affected by congenital hypothyroidsim in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia, Genetics Home Reference website
Generalized resistance to thyroid hormone N/A N/A No information
Resistance to thyroid stimulating hormone N/A N/A No information
Athyrotic hypothyroidism sequence N/A N/A No information
Obesity, hypothyroidism, craniosynostosis, cardial hypertrophy, colitis and intellectual deficiency N/A N/A No information
Congenital craniosynostosis maternal hyperthyroiditis N/A N/A No information
Thyrotropin deficiency, isolated N/A N/A No information
Obesity -- colitis -- hypothyroidism -- cardiac hypertrophy -- developmental delay N/A N/A No information
Thyrocerebral-retinal syndrome N/A N/A No information
Troell-Junet syndrome N/A N/A No information
Van Wyk-Grumbach syndrome N/A N/A No information
Vilanova-Canadeli syndrome N/A N/A No information
High T4 syndrome N/A N/A No information
Renon-Delille syndrome N/A N/A No information
Basedow's coma N/A N/A No information
Bamforth syndrome N/A N/A No information
Cretinism athyreotic N/A N/A No information
Anterior pituitary hyperhormonotrophic syndrome N/A N/A No information
Escamilla-Lisser syndrome N/A N/A No information
Falta syndrome N/A N/A No information
Progeroid syndrome, Penttinen type N/A N/A No information
Akesson syndrome N/A N/A No information
Hashimoto's encephalitis N/A N/A No information
Retinohepatoendocrinologic syndrome N/A N/A No information
Cutler-Bass-Romshe syndrome N/A N/A No information
Bangstad syndrome N/A N/A No information
Lymphomatous thyroiditis N/A N/A No information
Kocher-Debre-Semelaigne syndrome N/A N/A No information
Young Simpson syndrome N/A N/A No information
Hashimoto-Pritzker syndrome N/A N/A No information
Riedel syndrome N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Thyroid disorders

Prevalance of Thyroid disorders:

20 million Americans (NWHIC)


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 13 or 7.35% or 20 million people in USA [about data]


Prevalance of Thyroid disorders:

About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, including many who may not be aware of their condition. (Source: excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC)

Prevelance statistics about Thyroid disorders:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Thyroid disorders:

  • 27 per 1000 (NHIS95: "goiter and thyroid disorders")
  • 1 in 4,000 babies (NWHIC)
  • 13 million in the US (American Medical Women’s Association)

Types of Thyroid disorders

For more information about types of Thyroid disorders, refer to our section on types of Thyroid disorders.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Thyroid disorders usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Thyroid disorders at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Thyroid disorders is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. Rose and Mackay, 1998, The Autoimmune Diseases, Third Edition

 

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