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Prevalence and Incidence of Polycystic kidney disease

Prevalance of Polycystic kidney disease:

600,000 Americans ... see also overview of Polycystic kidney disease.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 453 or 0.22% or 600,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "600,000 Americans" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Polycystic kidney disease:

About 600,000 people (Source: excerpt from Kidney and Urologic Diseases Statistics for the United States: NIDDK) ... In the United States, about 500,000 people have PKD, and it is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Incidence statistics for Polycystic kidney disease:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Polycystic kidney disease:

  • Incidence statistics for congenital cases:
    • 13 infants were born alive with cystic kidney disease in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
    • 1 fetal deaths or still births occurred due to cystic kidney disease in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
    • 6 cases of induced abortions occurred following prenatal diagnosis of cystic kidney disease in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
    • Cystic kidney disease occurred in 6.8 per 10,000 births in the UK 2002 (University of Ulster, 2003)
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More Statistics about Polycystic kidney disease:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Polycystic kidney disease

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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