Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hemochromatosis Incidence

Facts about hemochromatosis:

  • About 1 out of every 250 Caucasian people in the US have hemochromatosis.
  • It is twice as common in men, than in women.
  • It is 6 times more common in whites, than in African Americans.
  • The onset of the illness usually occurs after age 40.

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hemochromatosis References
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