Epidemiology

Incidence, prevalence and sex distribution of several autoimmune diseases
Disease

Incidence /
100,000 persons
per year

Prevalence /
100,000 persons
Females
in percent
Addison's disease (a) 0.6 14.0 93
Autoimmune hepatitis (a) 0.4 0.4 88
Coeliac disease (c) 50-300 500-1200  
Diabetes mellitus (Type 1)
Age <20 (a)
12.2 192.0 48
Drug-induced lupus 5-7 No data  
Glomerulonephritis (a) 3.6 40.0 32
Graves' disease (a) 13.9 1151.5 88

Hashimoto's thyroiditis (a)

21.8 791.7 95
Microscopic polyangiitis 0.2-7    
Primary biliary cirrhosis (a) 0.9 3.5 89
Pernicious anaemia (a) No data 150.9 67
Poly-/dermatomyositis (a)
(b)
1.8
0.2-1
5.1
67
60
Rheumatoid arthritis (a)2486075
Scleroderma (a)
(b)
1.4
0.5-1.9
4.4
1.3-9
92
84-93
Sjögren's syndrome (a)
(b)
3.9
14.4
1.3-9
92
84-93
SLE (a)
(b)
7.3
3.3-4.8
23.8
15-50
88
84-90
Vasculitis, primary systemic (a) 2.0 14.5 43

Glomerulonephritis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly Wegener's granulomatosis (a)

1.0 3.0 51

 

(a) data from Cooper GS, Stroehla BC, Autoim Rev 2003; 2:119-125

(b) data from Gaubitz M, Rheumatology 2006; 45:iii3-iii4

(c) data from Micetik-Turk D, International Celiac Disease Meeting in Maribor, Slovenia, 2007.