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Statistics about Canavan disease

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Canavan disease:

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

Canavan disease: Rare Disease Status

Canavan disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Canavan disease: Rare Disease Status

Canavan disease is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Canavan disease. The term 'prevalence' of Canavan disease usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Canavan disease at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Canavan disease refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Canavan disease 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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