Prevalence and Incidence of Wrist fracture


About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Wrist fracture usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Wrist fracture at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Wrist fracture refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Wrist fracture 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 Wrist fracture: at least 250,000 wrist fractures (the number caused by osteoporosis annually in the USA)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,088 or 0.09% or 250,000 people in USA [about data]
Last revision: June 5, 2003

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