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Prevalence and Incidence of Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome: Rare Disease

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

Incidence (annual) of Fetal alcohol syndrome:

0.9 per 10,000 births (Caucasians); Asians 0.3, Hispanics 0.8, African Americans 6.0, and Native Americans 29.9 (NWHIC). ... see also overview of Fetal alcohol syndrome.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 755,555 or 0.00% or 359 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "0.9 per 10,000 births (Caucasians); Asians 0.3, Hispanics 0.8, African Americans 6.0, and Native Americans 29.9 (NWHIC)." -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Fetal alcohol syndrome:

359 per year, 29 per month, 6 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "0.9 per 10,000 births (Caucasians); Asians 0.3, Hispanics 0.8, African Americans 6.0, and Native Americans 29.9 (NWHIC)." -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence statistics for Fetal alcohol syndrome:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Fetal alcohol syndrome:

  • Affects 3-22 live births of every 10,000 in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • Estimated 1 child born with FAS every day in Canada (Health Canada)
  • more statistics...»

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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