Prevalence and Incidence of Turner Syndrome
Prevalance of Turner Syndrome:
1 per 2,500 live female births are affected by Turner syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Turner Syndrome.
approx 1 in 2,500 or 0.04% or 108,800 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1 per 2,500 live female births are affected by Turner syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]
Turner Syndrome: Rare Disease
Turner Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Turner Syndrome, or a subtype of Turner Syndrome,
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 Turner Syndrome as a "rare disease".
More information about Turner Syndrome is available from Orphanet
Incidence statistics for Turner Syndrome:
The following statistics relate to the incidence of Turner Syndrome:
- 1 infants were born alive with Turnerís syndrome in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
- 0 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to Turnerís syndrome in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
- 6 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of Turnerís syndrome in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
- Turnerís syndrome occurred in 2.38 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Turner Syndrome usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Turner Syndrome at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Turner Syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Turner Syndrome 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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