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Prevalence and Incidence of Chromosome 4 short arm deletion

Chromosome 4 short arm deletion: Rare Disease

Chromosome 4 short arm deletion is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Chromosome 4 short arm deletion, or a subtype of Chromosome 4 short arm deletion, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Chromosome 4 short arm deletion usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Chromosome 4 short arm deletion at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Chromosome 4 short arm deletion refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Chromosome 4 short arm deletion 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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