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

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

by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 28, 2016
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.
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Number of rare diseases, disease patients and treatments worldwide and in the U.S. as of 2016

Number
Known rare diseases7,000
U.S. Americans with rare diseases30,000,000
People worldwide with rare diseases350,000,000
Approved therapeutic treatments*400
Number
Known rare diseases7,000
U.S. Americans with rare diseases30,000,000
People worldwide with rare diseases350,000,000
Approved therapeutic treatments*400
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 28, 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.
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