Overview of rare diseases worldwide and in the U.S. as of 2016

This statistic shows the number of known rare diseases, patients, and treatments worldwide and in the U.S. as of 2016. As of that time there were around 7,000 known rare diseases that affected 30 million people in the U.S. and 350 million people worldwide.

Number of rare diseases, disease patients and treatments worldwide and in the U.S. as of 2016

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Source

Release date

February 2016

Region

Worldwide, United States

Survey time period

as of 2016

Supplementary notes

* Approximate

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