Statistics about Diabetic neuropathy


About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Diabetic neuropathy. The term 'prevalence' of Diabetic neuropathy usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Diabetic neuropathy at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Diabetic neuropathy refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Diabetic neuropathy 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 Diabetic neuropathy: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Diabetic neuropathy)
  Prevelance statistics about Diabetic neuropathy: The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Diabetic neuropathy:
  • 60-70% of diabetics have some nervous system damage in the US 2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)

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