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Statistics about Temporal arteritis

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Temporal arteritis:

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Prevalance of Temporal arteritis: 200 per 100,000 people over 50.

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Temporal arteritis: An estimated 200 per 100,000 people over the age of 50 develop giant cell arteritis. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: NIAMS)

Temporal arteritis: Rare Disease Status

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

Temporal arteritis: Rare Disease Status

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

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Temporal arteritis. The term 'prevalence' of Temporal arteritis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Temporal arteritis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Temporal arteritis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Temporal arteritis 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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