Prevalence and Incidence of Gastroschisis
Gastroschisis: Rare Disease
Gastroschisis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Gastroschisis, or a subtype of Gastroschisis,
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 Gastroschisis as a "rare disease".
More information about Gastroschisis is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Gastroschisis usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Gastroschisis at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Gastroschisis refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Gastroschisis 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.