Prevalence and Incidence of Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome
Prevalance of Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome:
estimated 1 per 100,000 - 125,000 newborns suffer from Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website ... see also overview of Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome.
approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 1 per 100,000 - 125,000 newborns suffer from Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website" -- see also general information about data sources]
Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome: Rare Disease
Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome, or a subtype of Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome,
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 Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome as a "rare disease".
More information about Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome is available from Orphanet
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Rubinstein-Taybi 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.