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Prevalence and Incidence of Fecal incontinence

Prevalance of Fecal incontinence:

6.5 million Americans ... see also overview of Fecal incontinence.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 41 or 2.39% or 6.5 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "6.5 million Americans" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Fecal incontinence:

More than 6.5 million Americans have fecal incontinence. (Source: excerpt from Fecal Incontinence: NIDDK)

More Statistics about Fecal incontinence:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Fecal incontinence

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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