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Diseases » Multiple Sclerosis » Country Statistics

Statistics by Country for Multiple Sclerosis

Prevalance of Multiple Sclerosis:

1-in-700 (NIAID)

Prevalance Rate for Multiple Sclerosis:

approx 1 in 700 or 0.14% or 388,571 people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Multiple Sclerosis 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 Multiple Sclerosis to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Multiple Sclerosis 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 Multiple Sclerosis in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Multiple Sclerosis in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 419,507 293,655,4051
Canada 46,439 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 149,942 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Multiple Sclerosis in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 389 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 20,400 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 7,656 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Multiple Sclerosis in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 5,568 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Multiple Sclerosis in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 263,001 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 22,605 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 60,443 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 8,844 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 39,349 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 35,739 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Multiple Sclerosis in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 7,733 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 7,449 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 419 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 12,837 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Multiple Sclerosis in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 86,101 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 14,783 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 86,320 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 5,670 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 660 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 46 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 23,311 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 86,101 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 4,168 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Multiple Sclerosis in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 11,678 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 1,780 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 117,749 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 14,331 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 47 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 55,180 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 7,747 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 2,873 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 10,644 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Multiple Sclerosis in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 14,729 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 1,916 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 3,294 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 5,154 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 205,677 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 68,188 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Multiple Sclerosis in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 11,240 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 6,705 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 15,034 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 57,543 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Multiple Sclerosis in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 15,210 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 82,939 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Multiple Sclerosis in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 5,064 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 582 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 10,739 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 6,424 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 2,914 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 31,936 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 15,465 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Multiple Sclerosis in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 3,930 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Multiple Sclerosis in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 21,633 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 10,016 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 37,729 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Multiple Sclerosis in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 1,855,496 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 9,793 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 181,904 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 636 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 32,425 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 68,905 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 32,499 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Multiple Sclerosis in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 98,419 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Multiple Sclerosis in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 40,733 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 201,914 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 3,122 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 1,521,529 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 227,423 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 28,435 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Multiple Sclerosis in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 1,456 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 340,647 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 8,668 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 33,603 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 123,202 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 6,219 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 92,665 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 118,089 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Multiple Sclerosis in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 1,892 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 96,433 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 36,249 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 8,855 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 8,016 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 3,225 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 5,396 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 36,851 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 25,738 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 3,605 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 3,301 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 28,606 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Multiple Sclerosis in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 108,739 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 8,045 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 55,925 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Multiple Sclerosis in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 4,282 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 29,652 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 4,843 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 16,229 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 25,357 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 15,503 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 8,405 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Multiple Sclerosis in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 5,346 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 13,626 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 83,310 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 11,769 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Multiple Sclerosis in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 101,909 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 47,117 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 11,863 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 51,529 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 37,700 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Multiple Sclerosis in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 15,683 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 2,341 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 63,497 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 1,670 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 15,750 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 5,245 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Multiple Sclerosis in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 28,447 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 5,705 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 7,743 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Multiple Sclerosis:

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 Multiple Sclerosis 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 Multiple Sclerosis 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 Multiple Sclerosis 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 Multiple Sclerosis:

The word 'prevalence' of Multiple Sclerosis usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Multiple Sclerosis at any given time (i.e. people with Multiple Sclerosis). The term 'incidence' of Multiple Sclerosis means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Multiple Sclerosis diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Multiple Sclerosis). 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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