Prevalence and Incidence of Tinnitus
Prevalance of Tinnitus:
45 per 1000 (NHIS95); 12 million Americans ... see also overview of Tinnitus.
approx 1 in 22 or 4.50% or 12.2 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "45 per 1000 (NHIS95); 12 million Americans" -- see also general information about data sources]
Prevelance statistics for Tinnitus:
The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Tinnitus:
- Estimated over 50 million people have experienced tinnitus in the US (American Tinnitis Association)
- Estimated 12 million people have tinnitus severe enough to warrant medical attention in the US (American Tinnitis Association)
- more statistics...»
About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Tinnitus usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Tinnitus at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Tinnitus refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Tinnitus 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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