Statistics about Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease


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

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease)
  Incidence (annual) of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: 1-per-million
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,000,000 or 0.00% or 271 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: It affects about one person in every one million people per year worldwide; in the United States there are about 200 cases per year. 1 ... On the basis of mortality surveillance from 1979 to 1994, the annual incidence of CJD remained stable at approximately 1 case per million persons in the United States. 2 ... The usual type of CJD occurs worldwide and strikes about one in a million people per year.3
  Worldwide prevalence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease:CJD occurs worldwide at a rate of about 1 case per million population per year. 2

1. excerpt from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet: NINDS
2. excerpt from Facts About Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: CDC-OC
3. excerpt from Update Follow-Up Study of NHPP Growth Hormone Recipients: NIDDK

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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