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Statistics about Fetal alcohol syndrome

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Fetal alcohol syndrome:

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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).

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 755,555 or 0.00% or 359 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 0.9 per 10,000 births (Caucasians); Asians 0.3, Hispanics 0.8, African Americans 6.0, and Native Americans 29.9 (NWHIC).

Fetal alcohol syndrome: Rare Disease Status

Fetal alcohol syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Fetal alcohol syndrome: Rare Disease Status

Fetal alcohol syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

Incidence statistics about 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 about incidence...»

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Fetal alcohol syndrome. 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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