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Statistics on Brain and Nervous System Conditions

If you or a loved one has a neurological (brain or nervous system) condition, you might want to know how common it is. The OHSU Brain Institute keeps track of how many cases there are in Oregon and around the United States.

 

Condition

National Prevalence

Oregon Prevalence

Data Source

Alzheimer's disease
4,500,000
72,000
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
30,000
500
Anorexia, bulemia & binge disorders
5,241,600
78,600
Anxiety disorders
19,100,000
286,500
Ataxia
150,000
2,300
ADHD (Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder)
17,400,000
261,000
Children’s Disease Center/
Autism
4,600,000
7,000
Bipolar disorder
23,000,000
345,000
Blephoraspasm
80,000
1,200
Blindness and visual impairments
10, 000,000
150,000
Brain or head injuries (traumatic)
5,300,000
79,500
Children’s Disease Center
Cerebral palsy
1,000,000
15,000
Children’s Disease Center
Chronic epstein barr virus
87, 000
1,300
Deaf or partially deaf
27,000,000
405,000
Depression (major)
19,900,000
298,500
Developmental disorders
48,600,000
729,000
Children’s Disease Center
Diabetic neuropathy
9,540,000
143,100
Dyslexia and other learning disorders
40,000,000
600,000
NIHCHS
Epilepsy
2,300,000
 
33,000
Fibromyalgia
6,000,000
 
90,000
Huntington's disease
40,000
 
600
Macular degeneration
15,000,000
 
225,000
Mental retardation/mental neurobiological disorders
5,720,000
 
85,800
Children’s Disease Center
Migraines/cluster headaches
45,000,000
675,000
Multiple sclerosis
400,000
6,000
Narcolepsy and sleep disorders
1,430,000
21,500
Neurofibromatosis
78,700
200
National Neurofibromatosis Foundation/
Neuromuscular diseases
28,300,000
424,500
Pain (Chronic), spinal cord Injuries, phantom limb pain
64,000,000
960,000
Parkinson's disease
1,500,000
22,500
Postherpetic neuralgia
38,955,800
584,300
NIHCHS
Restless leg syndrome
14,500,000
217,500
Schizophrenia
2,200,000
33,000
Spina bifida
286,000
4,300
Spinal cord Injury
200,000
3,400
Stroke
4,700,000
70,500
Substance abuse disorders (severe)
13,914,500
208,700
Tinnitus (severe)
42,800,000
208,700
Tourette's syndrome and other tic disorders
100,000
1,500
Trigeminal neuralgia
2,4500,000
36,800
Tumors (brain and nervous system)
350,000
5,300
Vestibular and balance disorder
90,000,000
1,350,000