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Statistics about Dysthymia

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Dysthymia:

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Prevalance of Dysthymia: about 10.9 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.6% adults (USSG)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 24 or 4.01% or 10.9 million people in USA [about data]

Lifetime risk for Dysthymia: 3-6% of adults will get dysthymia during their lifetime in Canada (Health Canada)

About statistics:

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