Prevalence and Incidence of Angelman syndrome


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

Prevelance statistics about Angelman syndrome: The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Angelman syndrome:

  • Angelman Syndrome affects all races and sexes equally in the US (Dr Harry Angelman, Angelman Syndrome Foundation)
  • There are 1000 to 5000 cases of Angelman Syndrome in the US and Canada (Dr Harry Angelman, Angelman Syndrome Foundation)

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