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Incidence Statistics for Types of Anemia

The information below shows a list of types of Anemia, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Anemia. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Anemia


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Anemia (overall) N/A N/A 3.5 million (NHLBI)
Iron deficiency anemia approx 1 in 24 or 4.12% or 11.2 million people in USA 11,212,400 187,979 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC); 20% women of childbearing age; 2% adult men (NWHIC)
Sickle Cell Anemia approx 1 in 34,000 or 0.00% or 8,000 people in USA 8,000 1 per 500 African American births; 1 per 1,000-1,400 Hispanic-American births
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia approx 1 in 80,000 or 0.00% or 3,400 people in USA 3,399 1 per 80,000 cases to 2.6 per 100,000 (as reported in Rose and Mackay 19981)
Pernicious anemia N/A N/A No information
thalassemia N/A N/A No information
Categories of anemias: N/A N/A No information
microcytic hypochromic anemia N/A N/A No information
megaloblastic hyperchromic anemia N/A N/A No information
megaloblastic anemia N/A N/A No information
aplastic anemia N/A N/A No information
hemolytic anemia N/A N/A No information
sideroblastic anemia N/A N/A No information
Severe anemia N/A N/A No information

Types of Anemia

For more information about types of Anemia, refer to our section on types of Anemia.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Anemia usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Anemia. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Anemia at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

1. The Autoimmune Diseases, Noel R. Rose, Ian R. Mackay, 1998

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