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Prevalence and Incidence of Velocardiofacial syndrome

Velocardiofacial syndrome: Rare Disease

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

Incidence (annual) of Velocardiofacial syndrome:

1-in-3000 approximately. ... see also overview of Velocardiofacial syndrome.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 3,000 or 0.03% or 90,666 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "1-in-3000 approximately." -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Velocardiofacial syndrome:

90,666 per year, 7,555 per month, 1,743 per week, 248 per day, 10 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "1-in-3000 approximately." -- see also general information about data sources]

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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