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Prevalence and Incidence of Leprosy

Leprosy: Rare Disease

Leprosy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Leprosy, or a subtype of Leprosy, 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 Leprosy as a "rare disease". More information about Leprosy is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Leprosy:

108 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999) ... see also overview of Leprosy.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 2,518,518 or 0.00% or 108 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "108 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Leprosy:

108 per year, 9 per month, 2 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "108 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Leprosy:

In 1999, the world incidence of Hansen’s disease was estimated to be 640,000; and in 2000, 738,284 cases were identified. In 2000, 91 cases occurred in the United States. In 2000, WHO listed 91 countries as endemic for leprosy, with India, Myanmar, and Nepal having 70% of cases. (Source: excerpt from Hansen's Disease (Leprosy): DBMD)

Worldwide prevalence of Leprosy:

more than 12 million

Incidence statistics for Leprosy:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Leprosy:

  • Leprosy incidence statistics by worldwide country:
    • 0 new cases of leprosy per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3 new cases of leprosy was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1,766 cases of leprosy in Argentina 2001 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
  • more statistics...»

Death statistics for Leprosy:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Leprosy:

  • Leprosy death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 3,000 deaths from leprosy in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Leprosy:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Leprosy

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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