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Prevalence and Incidence of Graves Disease

Prevalance of Graves Disease:

3,048,636 people in the USA 1996 1; 1.3 million people (NWHIC) ... see also overview of Graves Disease.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 89 or 1.12% or 3 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "3,048,636 people in the USA 1996 1; 1.3 million people (NWHIC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence (annual) of Graves Disease:

about 5 per 10,000 people (NWHIC) ... see also overview of Graves Disease.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 2,000 or 0.05% or 136,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "about 5 per 10,000 people (NWHIC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Graves Disease:

136,000 per year, 11,333 per month, 2,615 per week, 372 per day, 15 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "about 5 per 10,000 people (NWHIC)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of Graves Disease:

The incidence is about 5 in 10,000 people. (Source: excerpt from Graves' Disease: NWHIC)

Prevelance statistics for Graves Disease:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Graves Disease:

  • 1 million cases of Graves' Disease in the US (NIH, The National Women’s Health Centre, 2004)
  • Graves' Disease 4 to 8 times more common in women than men in the US (NIH, The National Women’s Health Centre, 2004)
  • more statistics...»

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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

Footnotes:
1. Rose and Mackay, 1998, The Autoimmune Diseases, Third Edition

 

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