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Statistics about Hives

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Hives:

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Incidence (annual) of Hives: about 15% Americans each year (NWHIC)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 6 or 15.00% or 40.8 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Hives: 40,800,000 per year, 3,400,000 per month, 784,615 per week, 111,780 per day, 4,657 per hour, 77 per minute, 1 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: about 15% Americans each year (NWHIC)

Lifetime risk for Hives: 10-20% lifetime risk (NIAID)

Incidence of Hives: Each year about 15% of all Americans experience hives on the skin or angioedema (swelling of the throat tissues) due to allergic reactions. (Source: excerpt from Allergies: NWHIC)

About statistics:

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