Statistics about Social phobia


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Social phobia. The term 'prevalence' of Social phobia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Social phobia at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Social phobia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Social phobia 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 Social phobia: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Social phobia)
  Prevalance of Social phobia: 5.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.7% adults (NIMH); 2.0% adults (USSG)
  Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 51 or 1.95% or 5.3 million people in USA [about data]
  Incidence (annual) of Social phobia: 3.7% adults annually (NIMH)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 27 or 3.70% or 10.1 million people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Social phobia: Social phobia affects about 5.3 million adult Americans.1
  Incidence of Social phobia: About 3.7% of the U.S. population ages 18 to 54 - approximately 5.3 million Americans - has social phobia in any given year. 2

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH
2. excerpt from Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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