Statistics about Muscular Dystrophy
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Muscular Dystrophy:
See also prevalence and incidence page 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: approx 1 in 544,000 or 0.00% or 500 people in USA [about data]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Muscular Dystrophy:
500 per year,
41 per month,
9 per week,
1 per day,
0 per hour,
0 per minute,
0 per second.
Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 500 - 600 male newborns are diagnosed with muscular dystrophy each year in the US, Duchenne and Becker types, Genetics Home Reference website
Muscular Dystrophy: Rare Disease Status
Muscular Dystrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »
This page presents a variety of statistics about Muscular Dystrophy.
The term 'prevalence' of Muscular Dystrophy usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Muscular Dystrophy at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Muscular Dystrophy refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Muscular Dystrophy 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.