Statistics about Homocystinuria
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Homocystinuria:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Homocystinuria
Prevalance of Homocystinuria:
at least 1 per 200,000 - 335,000 people are affected by homocystinuria worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 200,000 or 0.00% or 1,360 people in USA [about data]
Homocystinuria: Rare Disease Status
Homocystinuria is listed as a "rare disease" by the
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »
This page presents a variety of statistics about Homocystinuria.
The term 'prevalence' of Homocystinuria usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Homocystinuria at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Homocystinuria refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Homocystinuria 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.