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Statistics about Post-polio syndrome

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Post-polio syndrome:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Post-polio syndrome

Prevalance of Post-polio syndrome: Doctors estimate the incidence of PPS at about 25 percent of the survivor population. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Post-polio syndrome: Rare Disease Status

Post-polio syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Post-polio syndrome. The term 'prevalence' of Post-polio syndrome usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Post-polio syndrome at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Post-polio syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Post-polio 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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