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Statistics about Vitiligo

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Vitiligo:

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Prevalance of Vitiligo: 2 to 5 million people in the USA (1-2% worldwide); 1,059,560 people in the USA 1996 1

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Vitiligo: About 1 to 2 percent of the world's population, or 40 to 50 million people, have vitiligo. In the United States, 2 to 5 million people have the disorder. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Vitiligo: NIAMS)

Vitiligo: Rare Disease Status

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

Society statistics for Vitiligo

Hospitalization statistics for Vitiligo:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Vitiligo:

  • 0.0002% (25) of hospital consultant episodes were for vitiligo in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for vitiligo required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for vitiligo were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for vitiligo were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for vitiligo required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for vitiligo in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for vitiligo in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for vitiligo in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for vitiligo occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for vitiligo occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for vitiligo were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.00001% (6) of hospital bed days were for vitiligo in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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



Footnotes: 1. Rose and Mackay, 1998, The Autoimmune Diseases, Third Edition

 

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