Prevalence and Incidence of Unexplained Illness


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Unexplained Illness usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Unexplained Illness at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Unexplained Illness refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Unexplained Illness 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.

Incidence (annual) of Unexplained Illness: At least 0.5 cases per 100,000 (DBMD)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 200,000 or 0.00% or 1,360 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Unexplained Illness: At least 0.5 cases per 100,000 persons 1-49 years of age.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Unexplained Deaths & Critical Illnesses: DBMD

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