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Prevalence and Incidence of Neural tube defect

Neural tube defect: Rare Disease

Neural tube defect is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neural tube defect, or a subtype of Neural tube defect, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Neural tube defect as a "rare disease". More information about Neural tube defect is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Neural tube defect:

11.57 per 10,000 births with neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003) ... see also overview of Neural tube defect.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 58,772 or 0.00% or 4,627 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "11.57 per 10,000 births with neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Neural tube defect:

4,627 per year, 385 per month, 88 per week, 12 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "11.57 per 10,000 births with neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of types of Neural tube defect:

For details see incidence of types of Neural tube defect analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Incidence statistics for Neural tube defect:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Neural tube defect:

  • 3 infants were born alive with neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 5 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 37 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • Neural tube defects occurred in 11.57 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • more statistics...»

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Neural tube defect usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Neural tube defect at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Neural tube defect refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Neural tube defect 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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