Prevalence and Incidence of Achondrogenesis
Prevalance of Achondrogenesis:
1 per 40,000 - 60,000 people are affected by achondrogenesis type 2 and hypochondrogenesis, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Achondrogenesis.
approx 1 in 40,000 or 0.00% or 6,800 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1 per 40,000 - 60,000 people are affected by achondrogenesis type 2 and hypochondrogenesis, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]
Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Achondrogenesis as a "rare disease".
More information about Achondrogenesis is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Achondrogenesis usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Achondrogenesis at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Achondrogenesis refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Achondrogenesis 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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