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Prevalence and Incidence of Diastrophic dysplasia

Prevalance of Diastrophic dysplasia:

estimated 1 per 100,000 newborns are affected by diastrophic dysplasia, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Diastrophic dysplasia.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 1 per 100,000 newborns are affected by diastrophic dysplasia, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Diastrophic dysplasia: Rare Disease

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

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Diastrophic dysplasia as a "rare disease". More information about Diastrophic dysplasia is available from Orphanet

Prevalance of Diastrophic dysplasia:

Although found in all populations, it is particularly prevalent in Finland. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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