When statistics regarding genital warts are reported various terms and figures are used. One of these is the term ?prevalence of genital warts.? This term refers to the estimated number of people who are managing various stages of genital warts at any given time. Another oft used term is ?incidence of genital warts.? This term refers to the number of cases of genital warts diagnosed within a given time period. The health department issues statistical figures as a matter of routine.
The incidence of genital warts annually in USA is around one million cases. The incidence rate is estimated to be approximately one in 272, which roughly works out to about 0.37% of the population.
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