Statistics about Whiplash
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Whiplash:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Whiplash
Incidence (annual) of Whiplash: 120,000 annually
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 2,266 or 0.04% or 120,000 people in USA [about data]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Whiplash:
120,000 per year,
10,000 per month,
2,307 per week,
328 per day,
13 per hour,
0 per minute,
0 per second.
Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 120,000 annually
This page presents a variety of statistics about Whiplash.
The term 'prevalence' of Whiplash usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Whiplash at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Whiplash refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Whiplash 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.