In my previous blog, I presented the approximate number of folks living with Huntington’s disease (HD) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Approximately, 490 to 700. What is Huntington’s disease?
So, now I’m looking at how many folks in the same area live AT RISK for the disease.
Statistics tell us that approximately 250,000 Americans live AT-RISK for the disease.
2.2% of the U.S. population live in the Bay Area. So, 2.2% of 250,000 is approximately 5,500. That’s approximately how many people live AT-Risk for HD in the Bay Area.
I used the statistics from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. https://www.ninds.nih.gov Huntington’s Disease-Hope-Through
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I’m a Huntington’s disease advocate having lost my three sisters-in-law to this horrific disease. Watching Their Dance, my inaugural nonfiction book, is available on many book websites like Amazon. 100% of the profits are being donated to HDSA.