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Diseases » Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q » Prevalence
 

Prevalence and Incidence of Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q

Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q: Rare Disease

Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q 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, trisomy 8q, or a subtype of Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Chromosome 8, trisomy 8q 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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