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Statistics about Velopharyngeal incompetence

Velopharyngeal incompetence: Rare Disease Status

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

About statistics:

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