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Prevalence and Incidence of Heartburn

Prevalance of Heartburn:

15 million Americans have it daily (NIDDK) ... see also overview of Heartburn.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 18 or 5.51% or 15 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "15 million Americans have it daily (NIDDK)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Heartburn:

More than 60 million Americans have heartburn at least once a month, and about 15 million have it daily. (Source: excerpt from Smoking and Your Digestive System: NIDDK)

Prevelance statistics for Heartburn:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Heartburn:

  • 60 million have heartburn once a month
  • Over 15 million people with heartburn in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Heartburn:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Heartburn

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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