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Incidence Statistics for Types of Myopathy

The information below shows a list of types of Myopathy, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Myopathy. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Myopathy


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

muscular dystrophy approx 1 in 544,000 or 0.00% or 500 people in USA 500 500 - 600 male newborns are diagnosed with muscular dystrophy each year in the US, Duchenne and Becker types, Genetics Home Reference website
Severe myopathy N/A N/A No information

Types of Myopathy

For more information about types of Myopathy, refer to our section on types of Myopathy.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Myopathy usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Myopathy. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Myopathy at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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