Statistics by Country for Psoriasis

About these extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Psoriasis: These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Psoriasis are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian statistics. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Psoriasis statistics below refer to. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Psoriasis in that region.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Psoriasis: The word 'prevalence' of Psoriasis usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Psoriasis at any given time (i.e. people with Psoriasis). The term 'incidence' of Psoriasis means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Psoriasis diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Psoriasis). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.



Prevalance of Psoriasis: 5.5 million people in the USA (NIAMS)
Prevalance Rate for Psoriasis: approx 1 in 49 or 2.02% or 5.5 million people in USA [about data]
Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Psoriasis to Countries and Regions: The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Psoriasis to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these prevalence extrapolations for Psoriasis are only estimates and may have limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Psoriasis in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Psoriasis in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 5,937,884 293,655,4051
Canada 657,328 32,507,8742
Psoriasis in Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 165,298 8,174,7622
Belgium 209,248 10,348,2762
Britain (United Kingdom) 1,218,709 60,270,708 for UK2
Czech Republic 25,198 1,0246,1782
Denmark 109,461 5,413,3922
Finland 105,440 5,214,5122
France 1,221,813 60,424,2132
Greece 215,299 10,647,5292
Germany 1,666,673 82,424,6092
Iceland 5,944 293,9662
Hungary 202,860 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 676 33,4362
Ireland 80,266 3,969,5582
Italy 1,173,956 58,057,4772
Luxembourg 9,355 462,6902
Monaco 652 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 329,963 16,318,1992
Poland 781,047 38,626,3492
Portugal 212,804 10,524,1452
Spain 814,501 40,280,7802
Sweden 181,710 8,986,4002
Switzerland 150,660 7,450,8672
United Kingdom 1,218,709 60,270,7082
Wales 59,003 2,918,0002
Psoriasis in the Balkans (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 71,678 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8,242 407,6082
Croatia 90,929 4,496,8692
Macedonia 41,251 2,040,0852
Serbia and Montenegro 218,906 10,825,9002
Psoriasis in Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Bangladesh 2,857,987 141,340,4762
Bhutan 44,193 2,185,5692
China 26,263,461 1,298,847,6242
East Timor 20,609 1,019,2522
Hong Kong s.a.r. 138,614 6,855,1252
India 21,536,353 1,065,070,6072
Indonesia 4,821,658 238,452,9522
Japan 2,574,748 127,333,0022
Laos 122,700 6,068,1172
Macau s.a.r. 9,003 445,2862
Malaysia 475,638 23,522,4822
Mongolia 55,633 2,751,3142
Philippines 1,743,857 86,241,6972
Papua New Guinea 109,601 5,420,2802
Vietnam 1,671,490 82,662,8002
Singapore 88,038 4,353,8932
Pakistan 3,219,043 159,196,3362
North Korea 458,957 22,697,5532
South Korea 975,314 48,233,7602
Sri Lanka 402,494 19,905,1652
Taiwan 460,015 22,749,8382
Thailand 1,311,618 64,865,5232
Psoriasis in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 159,103 7,868,3852
Belarus 208,484 10,310,5202
Bulgaria 152,017 7,517,9732
Estonia 27,129 1,341,6642
Georgia 94,913 4,693,8922
Kazakhstan 306,214 15,143,7042
Latvia 46,634 2,306,3062
Lithuania 72,953 3,607,8992
Romania 452,042 22,355,5512
Russia 2,911,240 143,974,0592
Slovakia 109,667 5,423,5672
Slovenia 40,673 2,011,473 2
Tajikistan 141,777 7,011,556 2
Ukraine 965,170 47,732,0792
Uzbekistan 534,034 26,410,4162
Psoriasis in Australasia and Southern Pacific (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 402,655 19,913,1442
New Zealand 80,757 3,993,8172
Psoriasis in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 576,563 28,513,6772
Egypt 1,539,138 76,117,4212
Gaza strip 26,792 1,324,9912
Iran 1,364,954 67,503,2052
Iraq 513,091 25,374,6912
Israel 125,347 6,199,0082
Jordan 113,461 5,611,2022
Kuwait 45,648 2,257,5492
Lebanon 76,377 3,777,2182
Libya 113,873 5,631,5852
Saudi Arabia 521,609 25,795,9382
Syria 364,311 18,016,8742
Turkey 1,393,075 68,893,9182
United Arab Emirates 51,035 2,523,9152
West Bank 46,733 2,311,2042
Yemen 404,914 20,024,8672
Psoriasis in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 5,519 272,9452
Brazil 3,722,632 184,101,1092
Chile 319,969 15,823,9572
Colombia 855,548 42,310,7752
Guatemala 288,762 14,280,5962
Mexico 2,122,344 104,959,5942
Nicaragua 108,377 5,359,7592
Paraguay 125,193 6,191,3682
Peru 556,962 27,544,3052
Puerto Rico 78,819 3,897,9602
Venezuela 505,866 25,017,3872
Psoriasis in Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 221,992 10,978,5522
Botswana 33,146 1,639,2312
Central African Republic 75,675 3,742,4822
Chad 192,874 9,538,5442
Congo Brazzaville 60,622 2,998,0402
Congo kinshasa 1,179,204 58,317,0302
Ethiopia 1,442,467 71,336,5712
Ghana 419,719 20,757,0322
Kenya 666,917 32,982,1092
Liberia 68,560 3,390,6352
Niger 229,716 11,360,5382
Nigeria 358,922 12,5750,3562
Rwanda 166,590 8,238,6732
Senegal 219,436 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 118,975 5,883,8892
Somalia 167,923 8,304,6012
Sudan 791,598 39,148,1622
South Africa 898,774 44,448,4702
Swaziland 23,642 1,169,2412
Tanzania 729,372 36,070,7992
Uganda 533,626 26,390,2582
Zambia 222,945 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 74,247 1,2671,8602



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

Last revision: June 12, 2003


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