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Prevalence and Incidence of Androgenetic alopecia

Prevalance of Androgenetic alopecia:

estimated 35 million men suffer from androgenetic alopecia in the US, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Androgenetic alopecia.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 7 or 12.87% or 35 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 35 million men suffer from androgenetic alopecia in the US, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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