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Incidence Statistics for Types of Emphysema

The information below shows a list of types of Emphysema, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Emphysema. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Emphysema


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Emphysema (overall) N/A N/A 2 million Americans (NHLBI); 17 per 1000 - NHIS95; 2 million annually
smokerís emphysema N/A N/A No information
familial emphysema approx 1 in 3,000 or 0.03% or 90,666 people in USA 90,666 1 in 3,000 newborns
Unilateral pulmonary emphysema N/A N/A No information

Types of Emphysema

For more information about types of Emphysema, refer to our section on types of Emphysema.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Emphysema usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Emphysema. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Emphysema at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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