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Prevalence and Incidence of Acute rheumatic fever

Acute rheumatic fever: Rare Disease

Acute rheumatic fever is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acute rheumatic fever, or a subtype of Acute rheumatic fever, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Incidence (annual) of Acute rheumatic fever:

12 per 1000 (NHIS95) ... see also overview of Acute rheumatic fever.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 83 or 1.20% or 3.3 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "12 per 1000 (NHIS95)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Acute rheumatic fever:

3,264,000 per year, 272,000 per month, 62,769 per week, 8,942 per day, 372 per hour, 6 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "12 per 1000 (NHIS95)" -- see also general information about data sources]

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Acute rheumatic fever usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Acute rheumatic fever at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Acute rheumatic fever refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Acute rheumatic fever 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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