Statistics about Marine toxins


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Marine toxins. The term 'prevalence' of Marine toxins usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Marine toxins at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Marine toxins refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Marine toxins 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 Marine toxins: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Marine toxins)
  Incidence (annual) of Marine toxins: approximately 30 cases annually in USA (DBMD)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 9,066,667 or 0.00% or 29 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Marine toxins: Every year, approximately 30 cases of poisoning by marine toxins are reported in the United States. Because healthcare providers are not required to report these illnesses and because many milder cases are not diagnosed or reported, the actual number of poisonings may be much greater.1
Death and mortality statistics for Marine toxins:
  Deaths from Marine toxins: 1 death every 4 years (DBMD)
  Deaths from Marine toxins: It is estimated from cases with available data that one person dies every 4 years from toxic seafood poisonings.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD

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