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Prevalence and Incidence of Vaginal atresia

Vaginal atresia: Rare Disease

Vaginal atresia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Vaginal atresia, or a subtype of Vaginal atresia, 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 Vaginal atresia as a "rare disease". More information about Vaginal atresia is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Vaginal atresia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Vaginal atresia at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Vaginal atresia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Vaginal atresia 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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