The Daily Mail said one in five (20%)
The British Thyroid foundation say one in twenty (5%)
NHS statistics? - 1 in 33?? (3%)
Ooh btw – TUK are now linked on patient.co.uk!
Incidence of HypoT (only) at my GP surgery – 2.3% (2009) 3.2% (2014)
I note TD is not on the list of long term conditions at my surgery.
(or 'helping you to help people with LTNs....' post on HU NHS England)
USA – more than 12% (over 1 in 8) – are they more savvy?
I suspect the figures vary due to being diagnosed or not, or in-between treatment.
But is it rising?
Are more folk becoming aware?
More being tested – more asking for tests?
Or are the factors affecting your Thyroid becoming worse?
Are younger people being diagnosed & treated without finding a cause? you bet.
I may have my sums wrong – please let me know & I’ll correct them J