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Prevalence and Incidence of Retinoblastoma

Prevalance of Retinoblastoma:

3% of cancers in children under the age of 15 are due to retinoblastomas, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Retinoblastoma.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "3% of cancers in children under the age of 15 are due to retinoblastomas, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Retinoblastoma: Rare Disease

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

Incidence (annual) of Retinoblastoma:

estimated 1 per 250 children are diagnosed with retinoblastomas each year, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Retinoblastoma.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 249 or 0.40% or 1.1 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 1 per 250 children are diagnosed with retinoblastomas each year, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Retinoblastoma:

1,088,000 per year, 90,666 per month, 20,923 per week, 2,980 per day, 124 per hour, 2 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "estimated 1 per 250 children are diagnosed with retinoblastomas each year, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Retinoblastoma:

Retinoblastoma occurs in early childhood and affects about 1 child in 20,000. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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