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Statistics about Generalized anxiety disorder

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Generalized anxiety disorder:

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Prevalance of Generalized anxiety disorder: 4 million adult Americans (NIMH); 2.8% adults (NIMH); estimated 3.4% adults (USSG)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence (annual) of Generalized anxiety disorder: 2.8% of the adult U.S. population (NIMH)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 35 or 2.80% or 7.6 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Generalized anxiety disorder: 7,615,999 per year, 634,666 per month, 146,461 per week, 20,865 per day, 869 per hour, 14 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 2.8% of the adult U.S. population (NIMH)

Prevalance of Generalized anxiety disorder: GAD affects about 4 million adult Americans1 and about twice as many women as men. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Incidence of Generalized anxiety disorder: About 2.8% of the adult U.S. population ages 18 to 54 - approximately 4 million Americans - has GAD during the course of a given year. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Generalized Anxiety Disorder: NIMH)

About statistics:

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