Statistics by Country for Sickle Cell Anemia


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About these extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Sickle Cell Anemia: 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 Sickle Cell Anemia 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 Sickle Cell Anemia 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 Sickle Cell Anemia in that region.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Sickle Cell Anemia: The word 'prevalence' of Sickle Cell Anemia usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Sickle Cell Anemia at any given time (i.e. people with Sickle Cell Anemia). The term 'incidence' of Sickle Cell Anemia means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Sickle Cell Anemia diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Sickle Cell Anemia). 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 Sickle Cell Anemia: 72,000 people in USA (NHLBI); 2 million carriers (USA); 1 in 12 African American carriers
Prevalance Rate for Sickle Cell Anemia: approx 1 in 3,777 or 0.03% or 72,000 people in USA [about data]
Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Sickle Cell Anemia to Countries and Regions: The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Sickle Cell Anemia to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these prevalence extrapolations for Sickle Cell Anemia are only estimates and may have limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Sickle Cell Anemia in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Sickle Cell Anemia in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 77,732 293,655,4051
Canada 8,605 32,507,8742
Sickle Cell Anemia in Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 2,163 8,174,7622
Belgium 2,739 10,348,2762
Britain (United Kingdom) 15,954 60,270,708 for UK2
Czech Republic 329 1,0246,1782
Denmark 1,432 5,413,3922
Finland 1,380 5,214,5122
France 15,994 60,424,2132
Greece 2,818 10,647,5292
Germany 21,818 82,424,6092
Iceland 77 293,9662
Hungary 2,655 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 8 33,4362
Ireland 1,050 3,969,5582
Italy 15,368 58,057,4772
Luxembourg 122 462,6902
Monaco 8 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 4,319 16,318,1992
Poland 10,224 38,626,3492
Portugal 2,785 10,524,1452
Spain 10,662 40,280,7802
Sweden 2,378 8,986,4002
Switzerland 1,972 7,450,8672
United Kingdom 15,954 60,270,7082
Wales 772 2,918,0002
Sickle Cell Anemia in the Balkans (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 938 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 107 407,6082
Croatia 1,190 4,496,8692
Macedonia 540 2,040,0852
Serbia and Montenegro 2,865 10,825,9002
Sickle Cell Anemia in Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Bangladesh 37,413 141,340,4762
Bhutan 578 2,185,5692
China 343,812 1,298,847,6242
East Timor 269 1,019,2522
Hong Kong s.a.r. 1,814 6,855,1252
India 281,930 1,065,070,6072
Indonesia 63,119 238,452,9522
Japan 33,705 127,333,0022
Laos 1,606 6,068,1172
Macau s.a.r. 117 445,2862
Malaysia 6,226 23,522,4822
Mongolia 728 2,751,3142
Philippines 22,828 86,241,6972
Papua New Guinea 1,434 5,420,2802
Vietnam 21,881 82,662,8002
Singapore 1,152 4,353,8932
Pakistan 42,140 159,196,3362
North Korea 6,008 22,697,5532
South Korea 12,767 48,233,7602
Sri Lanka 5,269 19,905,1652
Taiwan 6,022 22,749,8382
Thailand 17,170 64,865,5232
Sickle Cell Anemia in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 2,082 7,868,3852
Belarus 2,729 10,310,5202
Bulgaria 1,990 7,517,9732
Estonia 355 1,341,6642
Georgia 1,242 4,693,8922
Kazakhstan 4,008 15,143,7042
Latvia 610 2,306,3062
Lithuania 955 3,607,8992
Romania 5,917 22,355,5512
Russia 38,110 143,974,0592
Slovakia 1,435 5,423,5672
Slovenia 532 2,011,473 2
Tajikistan 1,856 7,011,556 2
Ukraine 12,634 47,732,0792
Uzbekistan 6,990 26,410,4162
Sickle Cell Anemia in Australasia and Southern Pacific (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 5,271 19,913,1442
New Zealand 1,057 3,993,8172
Sickle Cell Anemia in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 7,547 28,513,6772
Egypt 20,148 76,117,4212
Gaza strip 350 1,324,9912
Iran 17,868 67,503,2052
Iraq 6,716 25,374,6912
Israel 1,640 6,199,0082
Jordan 1,485 5,611,2022
Kuwait 597 2,257,5492
Lebanon 999 3,777,2182
Libya 1,490 5,631,5852
Saudi Arabia 6,828 25,795,9382
Syria 4,769 18,016,8742
Turkey 18,236 68,893,9182
United Arab Emirates 668 2,523,9152
West Bank 611 2,311,2042
Yemen 5,300 20,024,8672
Sickle Cell Anemia in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 72 272,9452
Brazil 48,732 184,101,1092
Chile 4,188 15,823,9572
Colombia 11,199 42,310,7752
Guatemala 3,780 14,280,5962
Mexico 27,783 104,959,5942
Nicaragua 1,418 5,359,7592
Paraguay 1,638 6,191,3682
Peru 7,291 27,544,3052
Puerto Rico 1,031 3,897,9602
Venezuela 6,622 25,017,3872
Sickle Cell Anemia in Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 2,906 10,978,5522
Botswana 433 1,639,2312
Central African Republic 990 3,742,4822
Chad 2,524 9,538,5442
Congo Brazzaville 793 2,998,0402
Congo kinshasa 15,436 58,317,0302
Ethiopia 18,883 71,336,5712
Ghana 5,494 20,757,0322
Kenya 8,730 32,982,1092
Liberia 897 3,390,6352
Niger 3,007 11,360,5382
Nigeria 4,698 12,5750,3562
Rwanda 2,180 8,238,6732
Senegal 2,872 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 1,557 5,883,8892
Somalia 2,198 8,304,6012
Sudan 10,362 39,148,1622
South Africa 11,765 44,448,4702
Swaziland 309 1,169,2412
Tanzania 9,548 36,070,7992
Uganda 6,985 26,390,2582
Zambia 2,918 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 971 1,2671,8602


Incidence (annual) of Sickle Cell Anemia: 1 per 500 African American births; 1 per 1,000-1,400 Hispanic-American births
Incidence Rate for Sickle Cell Anemia: approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA [about data]
Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Sickle Cell Anemia to Countries and Regions: The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Sickle Cell Anemia to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Sickle Cell Anemia are only estimates and may have limited relevance to the actual incidence of Sickle Cell Anemia in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Sickle Cell Anemia in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 587,310 293,655,4051
Canada 65,015 32,507,8742
Sickle Cell Anemia in Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 16,349 8,174,7622
Belgium 20,696 10,348,2762
Britain (United Kingdom) 120,541 60,270,708 for UK2
Czech Republic 2,492 1,0246,1782
Denmark 10,826 5,413,3922
Finland 10,429 5,214,5122
France 120,848 60,424,2132
Greece 21,295 10,647,5292
Germany 164,849 82,424,6092
Iceland 587 293,9662
Hungary 20,064 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 66 33,4362
Ireland 7,939 3,969,5582
Italy 116,114 58,057,4772
Luxembourg 925 462,6902
Monaco 64 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 32,636 16,318,1992
Poland 77,252 38,626,3492
Portugal 21,048 10,524,1452
Spain 80,561 40,280,7802
Sweden 17,972 8,986,4002
Switzerland 14,901 7,450,8672
United Kingdom 120,541 60,270,7082
Wales 5,836 2,918,0002
Sickle Cell Anemia in the Balkans (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 7,089 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 815 407,6082
Croatia 8,993 4,496,8692
Macedonia 4,080 2,040,0852
Serbia and Montenegro 21,651 10,825,9002
Sickle Cell Anemia in Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Bangladesh 282,680 141,340,4762
Bhutan 4,371 2,185,5692
China 2,597,695 1,298,847,6242
East Timor 2,038 1,019,2522
Hong Kong s.a.r. 13,710 6,855,1252
India 2,130,141 1,065,070,6072
Indonesia 476,905 238,452,9522
Japan 254,666 127,333,0022
Laos 12,136 6,068,1172
Macau s.a.r. 890 445,2862
Malaysia 47,044 23,522,4822
Mongolia 5,502 2,751,3142
Philippines 172,483 86,241,6972
Papua New Guinea 10,840 5,420,2802
Vietnam 165,325 82,662,8002
Singapore 8,707 4,353,8932
Pakistan 318,392 159,196,3362
North Korea 45,395 22,697,5532
South Korea 96,467 48,233,7602
Sri Lanka 39,810 19,905,1652
Taiwan 45,499 22,749,8382
Thailand 129,731 64,865,5232
Sickle Cell Anemia in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 15,736 7,868,3852
Belarus 20,621 10,310,5202
Bulgaria 15,035 7,517,9732
Estonia 2,683 1,341,6642
Georgia 9,387 4,693,8922
Kazakhstan 30,287 15,143,7042
Latvia 4,612 2,306,3062
Lithuania 7,215 3,607,8992
Romania 44,711 22,355,5512
Russia 287,948 143,974,0592
Slovakia 10,847 5,423,5672
Slovenia 4,022 2,011,473 2
Tajikistan 14,023 7,011,556 2
Ukraine 95,464 47,732,0792
Uzbekistan 52,820 26,410,4162
Sickle Cell Anemia in Australasia and Southern Pacific (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 39,826 19,913,1442
New Zealand 7,987 3,993,8172
Sickle Cell Anemia in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 57,027 28,513,6772
Egypt 152,234 76,117,4212
Gaza strip 2,649 1,324,9912
Iran 135,006 67,503,2052
Iraq 50,749 25,374,6912
Israel 12,398 6,199,0082
Jordan 11,222 5,611,2022
Kuwait 4,515 2,257,5492
Lebanon 7,554 3,777,2182
Libya 11,263 5,631,5852
Saudi Arabia 51,591 25,795,9382
Syria 36,033 18,016,8742
Turkey 137,787 68,893,9182
United Arab Emirates 5,047 2,523,9152
West Bank 4,622 2,311,2042
Yemen 40,049 20,024,8672
Sickle Cell Anemia in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 545 272,9452
Brazil 368,202 184,101,1092
Chile 31,647 15,823,9572
Colombia 84,621 42,310,7752
Guatemala 28,561 14,280,5962
Mexico 209,919 104,959,5942
Nicaragua 10,719 5,359,7592
Paraguay 12,382 6,191,3682
Peru 55,088 27,544,3052
Puerto Rico 7,795 3,897,9602
Venezuela 50,034 25,017,3872
Sickle Cell Anemia in Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 21,957 10,978,5522
Botswana 3,278 1,639,2312
Central African Republic 7,484 3,742,4822
Chad 19,077 9,538,5442
Congo Brazzaville 5,996 2,998,0402
Congo kinshasa 116,634 58,317,0302
Ethiopia 142,673 71,336,5712
Ghana 41,514 20,757,0322
Kenya 65,964 32,982,1092
Liberia 6,781 3,390,6352
Niger 22,721 11,360,5382
Nigeria 35,500 12,5750,3562
Rwanda 16,477 8,238,6732
Senegal 21,704 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 11,767 5,883,8892
Somalia 16,609 8,304,6012
Sudan 78,296 39,148,1622
South Africa 88,896 44,448,4702
Swaziland 2,338 1,169,2412
Tanzania 72,141 36,070,7992
Uganda 52,780 26,390,2582
Zambia 22,051 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 7,343 1,2671,8602



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

Last revision: June 16, 2003

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