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Prevalence and Incidence of Ingrown nails

Prevalance of Ingrown nails:

26 per 1000 - NHIS95 (trouble with ingrown nails) ... see also overview of Ingrown nails.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 38 or 2.60% or 7.1 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "26 per 1000 - NHIS95 (trouble with ingrown nails)" -- see also general information about data sources]

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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