Statistics by Country for Thalassemia

About these extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Thalassemia: 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 Thalassemia 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 Thalassemia 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 Thalassemia in that region.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Thalassemia: The word 'prevalence' of Thalassemia usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Thalassemia at any given time (i.e. people with Thalassemia). The term 'incidence' of Thalassemia means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Thalassemia diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Thalassemia). 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 Thalassemia: 1,000 people with Cooley's anemia (NHLBI)
Prevalance Rate for Thalassemia: approx 1 in 272,000 or 0.00% or 1,000 people in USA [about data]
Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Thalassemia to Countries and Regions: The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Thalassemia to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these prevalence extrapolations for Thalassemia are only estimates and may have limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Thalassemia in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Thalassemia in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 1,079 293,655,4051
Canada 119 32,507,8742
Thalassemia in Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 30 8,174,7622
Belgium 38 10,348,2762
Britain (United Kingdom) 221 60,270,708 for UK2
Czech Republic 4 1,0246,1782
Denmark 19 5,413,3922
Finland 19 5,214,5122
France 222 60,424,2132
Greece 39 10,647,5292
Germany 303 82,424,6092
Iceland 1 293,9662
Hungary 36 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 0 33,4362
Ireland 14 3,969,5582
Italy 213 58,057,4772
Luxembourg 1 462,6902
Monaco 0 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 59 16,318,1992
Poland 142 38,626,3492
Portugal 38 10,524,1452
Spain 148 40,280,7802
Sweden 33 8,986,4002
Switzerland 27 7,450,8672
United Kingdom 221 60,270,7082
Wales 10 2,918,0002
Thalassemia in the Balkans (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 13 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 407,6082
Croatia 16 4,496,8692
Macedonia 7 2,040,0852
Serbia and Montenegro 39 10,825,9002
Thalassemia in Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Bangladesh 519 141,340,4762
Bhutan 8 2,185,5692
China 4,775 1,298,847,6242
East Timor 3 1,019,2522
Hong Kong s.a.r. 25 6,855,1252
India 3,915 1,065,070,6072
Indonesia 876 238,452,9522
Japan 468 127,333,0022
Laos 22 6,068,1172
Macau s.a.r. 1 445,2862
Malaysia 86 23,522,4822
Mongolia 10 2,751,3142
Philippines 317 86,241,6972
Papua New Guinea 19 5,420,2802
Vietnam 303 82,662,8002
Singapore 16 4,353,8932
Pakistan 585 159,196,3362
North Korea 83 22,697,5532
South Korea 177 48,233,7602
Sri Lanka 73 19,905,1652
Taiwan 83 22,749,8382
Thailand 238 64,865,5232
Thalassemia in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 28 7,868,3852
Belarus 37 10,310,5202
Bulgaria 27 7,517,9732
Estonia 4 1,341,6642
Georgia 17 4,693,8922
Kazakhstan 55 15,143,7042
Latvia 8 2,306,3062
Lithuania 13 3,607,8992
Romania 82 22,355,5512
Russia 529 143,974,0592
Slovakia 19 5,423,5672
Slovenia 7 2,011,473 2
Tajikistan 25 7,011,556 2
Ukraine 175 47,732,0792
Uzbekistan 97 26,410,4162
Thalassemia in Australasia and Southern Pacific (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 73 19,913,1442
New Zealand 14 3,993,8172
Thalassemia in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 104 28,513,6772
Egypt 279 76,117,4212
Gaza strip 4 1,324,9912
Iran 248 67,503,2052
Iraq 93 25,374,6912
Israel 22 6,199,0082
Jordan 20 5,611,2022
Kuwait 8 2,257,5492
Lebanon 13 3,777,2182
Libya 20 5,631,5852
Saudi Arabia 94 25,795,9382
Syria 66 18,016,8742
Turkey 253 68,893,9182
United Arab Emirates 9 2,523,9152
West Bank 8 2,311,2042
Yemen 73 20,024,8672
Thalassemia in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 1 272,9452
Brazil 676 184,101,1092
Chile 58 15,823,9572
Colombia 155 42,310,7752
Guatemala 52 14,280,5962
Mexico 385 104,959,5942
Nicaragua 19 5,359,7592
Paraguay 22 6,191,3682
Peru 101 27,544,3052
Puerto Rico 14 3,897,9602
Venezuela 91 25,017,3872
Thalassemia in Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 40 10,978,5522
Botswana 6 1,639,2312
Central African Republic 13 3,742,4822
Chad 35 9,538,5442
Congo Brazzaville 11 2,998,0402
Congo kinshasa 214 58,317,0302
Ethiopia 262 71,336,5712
Ghana 76 20,757,0322
Kenya 121 32,982,1092
Liberia 12 3,390,6352
Niger 41 11,360,5382
Nigeria 65 12,5750,3562
Rwanda 30 8,238,6732
Senegal 39 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 21 5,883,8892
Somalia 30 8,304,6012
Sudan 143 39,148,1622
South Africa 163 44,448,4702
Swaziland 4 1,169,2412
Tanzania 132 36,070,7992
Uganda 97 26,390,2582
Zambia 40 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 13 1,2671,8602



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

Last revision: June 20, 2003


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