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Prevalence and Incidence of Andersen-Tawil syndrome

Prevalance of Andersen-Tawil syndrome:

100 people have been reported with Andersen-Tawil syndrome worldwide, Genetics Home Reference ... see also overview of Andersen-Tawil syndrome.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 60,000,000 or 0.00% or 4 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "100 people have been reported with Andersen-Tawil syndrome worldwide, Genetics Home Reference" -- see also general information about data sources]

Andersen-Tawil syndrome: Rare Disease

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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