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Prevalence and Incidence of MC4R deficiency

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list MC4R deficiency as a "rare disease". More information about MC4R deficiency is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of MC4R deficiency usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing MC4R deficiency at any given time. The term 'incidence' of MC4R deficiency refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of MC4R deficiency 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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