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Statistics about Neural tube defect

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Neural tube defect:

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Incidence (annual) of Neural tube defect: 11.57 per 10,000 births with neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 58,772 or 0.00% or 4,627 people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 11.57 per 10,000 births with neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)

Neural tube defect: Rare Disease Status

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

Neural tube defect: Rare Disease Status

Neural tube defect is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

Incidence statistics about 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)
  • 0 infants were born alive with anencephalus and similar neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 0 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to anencephalus and similar neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 12 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of anencephalus and similar neural tube defects in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • Anencephalus and similar neural tube defects occurred in 4.08 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 3 infants were born alive with spina bifida in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 2 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to spina bifida in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 12 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of spina bifida in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • Spina bifida occurred in 5.78 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
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About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Neural tube defect. 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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