Prevalence and Incidence of Jacobs syndrome
Prevalance of Jacobs syndrome:
1-in-2000 approximately. ... see also overview of Jacobs syndrome.
approx 1 in 2,000 or 0.05% or 136,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1-in-2000 approximately." -- see also general information about data sources]
Jacobs syndrome: Rare Disease
Jacobs syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Jacobs syndrome, or a subtype of Jacobs syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Jacobs syndrome as a "rare disease".
More information about Jacobs syndrome is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Jacobs syndrome usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Jacobs syndrome at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Jacobs syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Jacobs syndrome 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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