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Statistics about Hemochromatosis

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Hemochromatosis:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Hemochromatosis

Prevalance of Hemochromatosis: more than 1 million Americans (CDC); 5 per 1000 in Caucasians (NIDDK); 1-in-200 to 1-in-300

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA [about data]

Undiagnosed prevalence of Hemochromatosis: 1.5 million Americans (Hemochromatosis Foundation)

Undiagnosed prevalence rate: approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Hemochromatosis: About 5 people in 1,000 (0.5 percent) of the U.S. Caucasian population carry two copies of the hemochromatosis gene and are susceptible to developing the disease. (Source: excerpt from Hemochromatosis: NIDDK)

Death and mortality statistics for Hemochromatosis:

Deaths from Hemochromatosis: 238 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Hemochromatosis: 237 per year, 19 per month, 4 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 238 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

About statistics:

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