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Statistics by Country for Canavan disease

Prevalance of Canavan disease:

1 per 6,400 - 13,500 people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage suffer from Canavan disease, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate for Canavan disease:

approx 1 in 6,400 or 0.02% or 42,500 people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Canavan disease to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Canavan disease to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Canavan disease are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Canavan disease in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Canavan disease in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 45,883 293,655,4051
Canada 5,079 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 16,399 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Canavan disease in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 42 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 2,231 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 837 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Canavan disease in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 609 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Canavan disease in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 28,765 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 2,472 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 6,611 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 967 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 4,303 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 3,908 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Canavan disease in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 845 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 814 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 45 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 1,404 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Canavan disease in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 9,417 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 1,616 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 9,441 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 620 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 72 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 5 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 2,549 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 9,417 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 455 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Canavan disease in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 1,277 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 194 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 12,878 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 1,567 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 5 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 6,035 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 847 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 314 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 1,164 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Canavan disease in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 1,611 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 209 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 360 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 563 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 22,495 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 7,458 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Canavan disease in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 1,229 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 733 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 1,644 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 6,293 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Canavan disease in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 1,663 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 9,071 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Canavan disease in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 553 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 63 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 1,174 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 702 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 318 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 3,493 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 1,691 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Canavan disease in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 429 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Canavan disease in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 2,366 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 1,095 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 4,126 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Canavan disease in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 202,944 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 1,071 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 19,895 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 69 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 3,546 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 7,536 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 3,554 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Canavan disease in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 10,764 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Canavan disease in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 4,455 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 22,084 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 341 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 166,417 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 24,874 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 3,110 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Canavan disease in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 159 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 37,258 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 948 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 3,675 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 13,475 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 680 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 10,135 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 12,916 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Canavan disease in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 207 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 10,547 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 3,964 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 968 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 876 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 352 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 590 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 4,030 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 2,815 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 394 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 361 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 3,128 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Canavan disease in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 11,893 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 879 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 6,116 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Canavan disease in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 468 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 3,243 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 529 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 1,775 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 2,773 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 1,695 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 919 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Canavan disease in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 584 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 1,490 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 9,112 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 1,287 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Canavan disease in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 11,146 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 5,153 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 1,297 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 5,636 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 4,123 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Canavan disease in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 1,715 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 256 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 6,945 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 182 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 1,722 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 573 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Canavan disease in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 3,111 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 624 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 846 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Canavan disease:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Canavan disease are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Canavan disease statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Canavan disease in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Canavan disease:

The word 'prevalence' of Canavan disease usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Canavan disease at any given time (i.e. people with Canavan disease). The term 'incidence' of Canavan disease means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Canavan disease diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Canavan disease). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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