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Statistics about Narcolepsy

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Narcolepsy:

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Prevalance of Narcolepsy: 200,000 Americans (NHLBI estimate); 50,000 diagnosed.

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 1,359 or 0.07% or 200,000 people in USA [about data]

Undiagnosed prevalence of Narcolepsy: estimated 150,000 undiagnosed (based on NHLBI estimates)

Undiagnosed prevalence rate: approx 1 in 1,813 or 0.06% or 150,000 people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Narcolepsy: Although it is estimated that narcolepsy afflicts as many as 200,000 Americans, fewer than 50,000 are diagnosed. (Source: excerpt from Narcolepsy: NWHIC)

Narcolepsy: Rare Disease Status

Narcolepsy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Society statistics for Narcolepsy

Hospitalization statistics for Narcolepsy:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Narcolepsy:

  • 0.001% (118) of hospital consultant episodes were for narcolepsy and cataplexy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for narcolepsy and cataplexy required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for narcolepsy and cataplexy were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for narcolepsy and cataplexy were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for narcolepsy and cataplexy required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for narcolepsy and cataplexy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for narcolepsy and cataplexy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for narcolepsy and cataplexy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for narcolepsy and cataplexy occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for narcolepsy and cataplexy occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for narcolepsy and cataplexy were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (605) of hospital bed days were for narcolepsy and cataplexy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Narcolepsy. The term 'prevalence' of Narcolepsy usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Narcolepsy at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Narcolepsy refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Narcolepsy 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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