Prevalence and Incidence of Reiterís syndrome
Reiterís syndrome: Rare Disease
Reiterís syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Reiterís syndrome, or a subtype of Reiterís syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Incidence (annual) of Reiterís syndrome:
3.5 per 100,000 men under age 50 get Reiterís syndrome each year ... see also overview of Reiterís syndrome.
approx 1 in 57,142 or 0.00% or 4,760 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "3.5 per 100,000 men under age 50 get Reiterís syndrome each year" -- see also general information about data sources]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Reiterís syndrome:
4,760 per year,
396 per month,
91 per week,
13 per day,
0 per hour,
0 per minute,
0 per second.
[Source statistic for calculation: "3.5 per 100,000 men under age 50 get Reiterís syndrome each year" -- see also general information about data sources]
Prevalance of Reiterís syndrome:
Among men under age 50, about 3.5 per 100,000
develop Reiterís syndrome each year. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Reiter's Syndrome: NIAMS)
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Reiterís syndrome usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Reiterís syndrome at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Reiterís syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Reiterís 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.