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Statistics about Friedreich ataxia

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Friedreich ataxia:

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Prevalance of Friedreich ataxia: estimated 1 per 40,000 people are affected by Friedreich ataxia, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 40,000 or 0.00% or 6,800 people in USA [about data]

Friedreich ataxia: Rare Disease Status

Friedreich ataxia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Friedreich ataxia: Rare Disease Status

Friedreich ataxia is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Friedreich ataxia. The term 'prevalence' of Friedreich ataxia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Friedreich ataxia at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Friedreich ataxia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Friedreich ataxia 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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