Prevalence and Incidence of Mucopolysaccharidosis I
Prevalance of Mucopolysaccharidosis I:
about 200 people ("Orphan Products: Hope for People With Rare Diseases", By Carol Rados, FDA Consumer magazine, November-December 2003 Issue) ... see also overview of Mucopolysaccharidosis I.
approx 1 in 1,360,000 or 0.00% or 200 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "about 200 people ("Orphan Products: Hope for People With Rare Diseases", By Carol Rados, FDA Consumer magazine, November-December 2003 Issue)" -- see also general information about data sources]
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Mucopolysaccharidosis I usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Mucopolysaccharidosis I at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Mucopolysaccharidosis I refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Mucopolysaccharidosis I 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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