Statistics about Osteogenesis imperfecta


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Osteogenesis imperfecta. The term 'prevalence' of Osteogenesis imperfecta usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Osteogenesis imperfecta at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Osteogenesis imperfecta refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Osteogenesis imperfecta 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 Osteogenesis imperfecta: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Osteogenesis imperfecta)
  Incidence (annual) of Osteogenesis imperfecta: about 1 in 10,0001.
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 10,000 or 0.01% or 27,200 people in USA [about data]

Footnotes:
1. Pathophysiology of Disease, Stephen J. McPhee, Vishwanash R. Lingappa, Willim F. Ganong, Jack D. Lang, Prentice Hall, 1995

Last revision: June 5, 2003

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