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Incidence Statistics for Types of Phobias

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

Incidence Statistics for Types of Phobias


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Phobias (overall) N/A N/A 11.5 million adults (NIMH); 8.0% adults (NIMH)
Social Phobia approx 1 in 27 or 3.70% or 10.1 million people in USA 10,064,000 3.7% adults annually (NIMH)
Specific Phobia N/A N/A No information
Agoraphobia N/A N/A No information
Claustrophobia N/A N/A No information
Acrophobia N/A N/A No information

Types of Phobias

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

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Phobias usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Phobias. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Phobias 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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