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Diseases » Marfan syndrome » Country Statistics

Statistics by Country for Marfan syndrome

Prevalance of Marfan syndrome:

1 per 5,000 people are affected by Marfan syndrome worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate for Marfan syndrome:

approx 1 in 5,000 or 0.02% or 54,400 people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Marfan syndrome to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Marfan syndrome to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Marfan syndrome are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Marfan syndrome in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Marfan syndrome in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 58,731 293,655,4051
Canada 6,501 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 20,991 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Marfan syndrome in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 54 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 2,856 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 1,071 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Marfan syndrome in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 779 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Marfan syndrome in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 36,820 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 3,164 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 8,462 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 1,238 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 5,508 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 5,003 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Marfan syndrome in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 1,082 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 1,042 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 58 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 1,797 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Marfan syndrome in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 12,054 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 2,069 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 12,084 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 793 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 92 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 6 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 3,263 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 12,054 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 583 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Marfan syndrome in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 1,634 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 249 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 16,484 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 2,006 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 6 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 7,725 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 1,084 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 402 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 1,490 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Marfan syndrome in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 2,062 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 268 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 461 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 721 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 28,794 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 9,546 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Marfan syndrome in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 1,573 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 938 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 2,104 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 8,056 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Marfan syndrome in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 2,129 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 11,611 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Marfan syndrome in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 708 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 81 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 1,503 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 899 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 408 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 4,471 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 2,165 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Marfan syndrome in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 550 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Marfan syndrome in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 3,028 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 1,402 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 5,282 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Marfan syndrome in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 259,769 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 1,371 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 25,466 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 89 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 4,539 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 9,646 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 4,549 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Marfan syndrome in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 13,778 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Marfan syndrome in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 5,702 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 28,268 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 437 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 213,014 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 31,839 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 3,981 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Marfan syndrome in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 203 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 47,690 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 1,213 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 4,704 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 17,248 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 870 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 12,973 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 16,532 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Marfan syndrome in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 264 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 13,500 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 5,074 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 1,239 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 1,122 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 451 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 755 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 5,159 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 3,603 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 504 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 462 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 4,004 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Marfan syndrome in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 15,223 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 1,126 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 7,829 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Marfan syndrome in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 599 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 4,151 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 678 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 2,272 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 3,550 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 2,170 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 1,176 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Marfan syndrome in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 748 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 1,907 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 11,663 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 1,647 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Marfan syndrome in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 14,267 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 6,596 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 1,660 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 7,214 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 5,278 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Marfan syndrome in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 2,195 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 327 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 8,889 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 233 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 2,205 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 734 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Marfan syndrome in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 3,982 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 798 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 1,084 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Marfan syndrome:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Marfan syndrome are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Marfan syndrome statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Marfan syndrome in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Marfan syndrome:

The word 'prevalence' of Marfan syndrome usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Marfan syndrome at any given time (i.e. people with Marfan syndrome). The term 'incidence' of Marfan syndrome means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Marfan syndrome diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Marfan syndrome). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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