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Prevalence and Incidence of Asbestosis

Asbestosis: Rare Disease

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

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Asbestosis as a "rare disease". More information about Asbestosis is available from Orphanet

Death statistics for Asbestosis:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Asbestosis:

More Statistics about Asbestosis:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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