Statistics about Variegate porphyria
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Variegate porphyria:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Variegate porphyria
Prevalance of Variegate porphyria:
approximately 3 per 1,000 white South Africans suffer from variegate porphyria, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 333 or 0.30% or 816,000 people in USA [about data]
Variegate porphyria: Rare Disease Status
Variegate porphyria is listed as a "rare disease" by the
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »
This page presents a variety of statistics about Variegate porphyria.
The term 'prevalence' of Variegate porphyria usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Variegate porphyria at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Variegate porphyria refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Variegate porphyria 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.