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Prevalence and Incidence of Familial hyperchylomicronemia

Prevalance of Familial hyperchylomicronemia:

1 per 1 million suffer from familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Familial hyperchylomicronemia.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 1,000,000 or 0.00% or 271 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1 per 1 million suffer from familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Familial hyperchylomicronemia: Rare Disease

Familial hyperchylomicronemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Familial hyperchylomicronemia, or a subtype of Familial hyperchylomicronemia, 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 Familial hyperchylomicronemia as a "rare disease". More information about Familial hyperchylomicronemia is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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