DRG Epidemiology’s coverage of beta thalassemia (BT) comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in the major mature pharmaceutical markets (the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Japan). We report the prevalence of BT for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

In addition to forecasting prevalent patient populations, we estimate the number of drug-treatment opportunities in specific lines of therapy in the major mature pharmaceutical markets.

DRG Epidemiology’s BT forecast will answer the following questions:

  • How will changes in the levels of exposure to known risk or protective factors affect the number of people living with a diagnosis of BT?
  • Of all people diagnosed with BT, how many in each major mature pharmaceutical market are drug-treated?
  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of BT over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is also provided for full transparency into research and methods.

DRG Epidemiology forecasts the following BT patient populations:

  • Diagnosed prevalence.
  • Drug-treated prevalence.
  • BTintermedia.
  • BT major.
  • BT major by genotype.
  • BT major by HSC transplantation.
  • BT intermedia by need for transfusion.

Note: Coverage may vary by country.

Table of contents

  • Beta-Thalassemia - Epidemiology - Mature Markets Data

Author(s): Narendra Parihar

Narendra is an associate epidemiologist within the epidemiology team at Decision Resources Group. Narendra specializes in developing epidemiological forecasts for multiple indications within the DRG syndicated portfolio.

His qualifications include an MPH with specialization in Health Policy, Economics and Finance from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences.


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