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Prevalence and Incidence of Agoraphobia

Prevalance of Agoraphobia:

approximately 3.2 million American adults ages 18 to 54 (NIMH); estimated 4.9% adults (USSG) ... see also overview of Agoraphobia.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 84 or 1.18% or 3.2 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "approximately 3.2 million American adults ages 18 to 54 (NIMH); estimated 4.9% adults (USSG)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevelance of Agoraphobia discussion:

Approximately 3.2 million American adults ages 18 to 54, or about 2.2 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have agoraphobia. 12 (Source: excerpt from The Numbers Count: NIMH)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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