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Statistics about Retinoblastoma

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Retinoblastoma:

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Prevalance of Retinoblastoma: 3% of cancers in children under the age of 15 are due to retinoblastomas, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence (annual) of Retinoblastoma: estimated 1 per 250 children are diagnosed with retinoblastomas each year, Genetics Home Reference website

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 249 or 0.40% or 1.1 million people in USA [about data]

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. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: estimated 1 per 250 children are diagnosed with retinoblastomas each year, Genetics Home Reference website

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)

Retinoblastoma: Rare Disease Status

Retinoblastoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Retinoblastoma: Rare Disease Status

Retinoblastoma is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Retinoblastoma. 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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