What is the global prevalence of narcolepsy?

Updated: Sep 04, 2019
  • Author: Sagarika Nallu, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Narcolepsy with cataplexy affects 0.02% of adults worldwide. [41] The reported prevalence of narcolepsy in select populations is as follows:

  • Israeli Jews and Arabs, 0.002%

  • Czech Caucasians, 0.02%

  • Finnish Caucasians, 0.026%

  • United Kingdom Caucasians, 0.04%

  • French Caucasians, 0.05%

  • Fujisawa Japanese teenagers, 0.16%

  • Japanese general population, 0.18%

  • Irish general population, 0.005% [42]


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