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Chromosome 8, monosomy 8p23.1 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Chromosome 8, monosomy 8p23.1, or a subtype of Chromosome 8, monosomy 8p23.1, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
The term 'prevalence' of Chromosome 8, monosomy 8p23.1 usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Chromosome 8, monosomy 8p23.1 at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Chromosome 8, monosomy 8p23.1 refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Chromosome 8, monosomy 8p23.1 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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