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Statistics about Graves Disease

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Graves Disease:

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Prevalance of Graves Disease: 3,048,636 people in the USA 1996 1; 1.3 million people (NWHIC)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 89 or 1.12% or 3 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence (annual) of Graves Disease: about 5 per 10,000 people (NWHIC)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 2,000 or 0.05% or 136,000 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: about 5 per 10,000 people (NWHIC)

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

Prevelance statistics about 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 about prevalence...»

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Graves Disease. 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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