Statistics about Wilson's Disease
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Wilson's Disease:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Wilson's Disease
Prevalance of Wilson's Disease:
approximately 1 per 30,000 people suffer from Wilson disease, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 30,000 or 0.00% or 9,066 people in USA [about data]
Wilson's Disease: Rare Disease Status
Wilson's Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »
This page presents a variety of statistics about Wilson's Disease.
The term 'prevalence' of Wilson's Disease usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Wilson's Disease at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Wilson's Disease refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Wilson's Disease 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.