Prevalence and Incidence of Meningioma
Meningioma: Rare Disease
Meningioma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Meningioma, or a subtype of Meningioma,
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 Meningioma as a "rare disease".
More information about Meningioma is available from Orphanet
More Statistics about Meningioma:
All statistics for Meningioma
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Meningioma usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Meningioma at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Meningioma refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Meningioma 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.