Statistics about Waardenburg syndrome
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Waardenburg syndrome:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Waardenburg syndrome
Prevalance of Waardenburg syndrome:
estimated 1 per 10,000 - 20,000 people suffer from Waardenburg syndrome, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 10,000 or 0.01% or 27,200 people in USA [about data]
Waardenburg syndrome: Rare Disease Status
Waardenburg syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »
This page presents a variety of statistics about Waardenburg syndrome.
The term 'prevalence' of Waardenburg syndrome usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Waardenburg syndrome at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Waardenburg syndrome refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Waardenburg 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.