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Statistics about Mitral-valve prolapse

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Mitral-valve prolapse:

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Prevalance of Mitral-valve prolapse: 2% of the adult population (NHLBI estimate)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [about data]

Mitral-valve prolapse: Rare Disease Status

Mitral-valve prolapse is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Mitral-valve prolapse. The term 'prevalence' of Mitral-valve prolapse usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Mitral-valve prolapse at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Mitral-valve prolapse refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Mitral-valve prolapse 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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