What is the mortality rate for hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Mortality is estimated to be 1.7 cases per 10,000 deaths. This number increases to 3.2 cases per 10,000 deaths in autopsy series. The death rate associated with hemochromatosis increased from 0.5 persons per million population in 1968 to 0.9 persons per million population in 1992 due to improved recognition of the disease. Mortality is higher in infants and in adults older than 50 years as well as higher in men and in white persons than in women, black persons, and other groups. [58]


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