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Prevalence and Incidence of Patau syndrome

Patau syndrome: Rare Disease

Patau syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Patau syndrome, or a subtype of Patau syndrome, 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 Patau syndrome as a "rare disease". More information about Patau syndrome is available from Orphanet

Incidence (annual) of Patau syndrome:

1-in-5000 approximately. ... see also overview of Patau syndrome.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 5,000 or 0.02% or 54,400 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1-in-5000 approximately." -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Patau syndrome:

54,399 per year, 4,533 per month, 1,046 per week, 149 per day, 6 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "1-in-5000 approximately." -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence statistics for Patau syndrome:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Patau syndrome:

  • 0 infants were born alive with Patau Syndrome in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 0 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to Patau Syndrome in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • 3 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of Patau Syndrome in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
  • Patau Syndrome occurred in 1.02 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
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More Statistics about Patau syndrome:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Patau syndrome

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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