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Statistics by Country for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Prevalance of Spinal Muscular Atrophy:

1 per 6,000 - 10,000 people suffer from spinal muscular atrophy, Genetics Home Reference website

Prevalance Rate for Spinal Muscular Atrophy:

approx 1 in 6,000 or 0.02% or 45,333 people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Spinal Muscular Atrophy to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Spinal Muscular Atrophy to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Spinal Muscular Atrophy are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 48,942 293,655,4051
Canada 5,417 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 17,493 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 45 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 2,380 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 893 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 649 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 30,683 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 2,637 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 7,051 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 1,031 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 4,590 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 4,169 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 902 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 869 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 48 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 1,497 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 10,045 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 1,724 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 10,070 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 661 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 77 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 5 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 2,719 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 10,045 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 486 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 1,362 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 207 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 13,737 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 1,672 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 5 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 6,437 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 903 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 335 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 1,241 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 1,718 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 223 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 384 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 601 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 23,995 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 7,955 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 1,311 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 782 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 1,754 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 6,713 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 1,774 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 9,676 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 590 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 67 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 1,252 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 749 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 340 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 3,725 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 1,804 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 458 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 2,523 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 1,168 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 4,401 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 216,474 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 1,142 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 21,222 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 74 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 3,782 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 8,038 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 3,791 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 11,482 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 4,752 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 23,556 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 364 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 177,511 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 26,532 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 3,317 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 169 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 39,742 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 1,011 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 3,920 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 14,373 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 725 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 10,810 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 13,777 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 220 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 11,250 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 4,229 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 1,033 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 935 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 376 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 629 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 4,299 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 3,002 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 420 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 385 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 3,337 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 12,686 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 938 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 6,524 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 499 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 3,459 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 565 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 1,893 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 2,958 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 1,808 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 980 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 623 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 1,589 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 9,719 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 1,373 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 11,889 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 5,497 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 1,384 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 6,011 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 4,398 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 1,829 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 273 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 7,408 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 194 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 1,837 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 611 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 3,318 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 665 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 903 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Spinal Muscular Atrophy:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Spinal Muscular Atrophy are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Spinal Muscular Atrophy statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Spinal Muscular Atrophy:

The word 'prevalence' of Spinal Muscular Atrophy usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Spinal Muscular Atrophy at any given time (i.e. people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy). The term 'incidence' of Spinal Muscular Atrophy means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Spinal Muscular Atrophy diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Spinal Muscular Atrophy). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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