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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.

Prevalance Rate:

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.


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