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Statistics by Country for Muscular Dystrophy

Incidence (annual) of Muscular Dystrophy:

500 - 600 male newborns are diagnosed with muscular dystrophy each year in the US, Duchenne and Becker types, Genetics Home Reference website

Incidence Rate for Muscular Dystrophy: approx 1 in 544,000 or 0.00% or 500 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Muscular Dystrophy to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Muscular Dystrophy to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Muscular Dystrophy are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Muscular Dystrophy in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Muscular Dystrophy in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 539 293,655,4051
Canada 59 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 192 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Muscular Dystrophy in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 0 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 26 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 9 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Muscular Dystrophy in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 7 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Muscular Dystrophy in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 338 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 29 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 77 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 11 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 50 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 45 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Muscular Dystrophy in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 9 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 9 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 0 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 16 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Muscular Dystrophy in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 110 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 19 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 111 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 7 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 0 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 0 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 29 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 110 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 5 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Muscular Dystrophy in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 15 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 2 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 151 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 18 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 0 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 71 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 9 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 3 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 13 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Muscular Dystrophy in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 18 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 2 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 4 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 6 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 264 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 87 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Muscular Dystrophy in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 14 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 19 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 74 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 8 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Muscular Dystrophy in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 106 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 19 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Muscular Dystrophy in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 6 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 13 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 8 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 3 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 41 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 19 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Muscular Dystrophy in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 5 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Muscular Dystrophy in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 27 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 12 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 48 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Muscular Dystrophy in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 2,387 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 12 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 234 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 0 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 41 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 88 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 41 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Muscular Dystrophy in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 126 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Muscular Dystrophy in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 52 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 259 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 4 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 1,957 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 292 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 36 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Muscular Dystrophy in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 1 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 438 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 11 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 43 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 158 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 8 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 119 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 151 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Muscular Dystrophy in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 2 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 124 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 46 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 11 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 10 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 4 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 6 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 47 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 33 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 4 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 4 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 36 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Muscular Dystrophy in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 139 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 10 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 71 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Muscular Dystrophy in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 5 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 38 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 6 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 20 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 32 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 19 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 10 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Muscular Dystrophy in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 6 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 17 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 107 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 15 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Muscular Dystrophy in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 131 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 60 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 15 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 66 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 48 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Muscular Dystrophy in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 20 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 3 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 81 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 2 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 20 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 6 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Muscular Dystrophy in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 36 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 7 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 9 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Muscular Dystrophy:

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 Muscular Dystrophy 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 Muscular Dystrophy 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 Muscular Dystrophy 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 Muscular Dystrophy:

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