DRG Epidemiology’s coverage of endometriosis comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in 14 mature and emerging pharmaceutical markets. We report both the diagnosed incidence and prevalence of endometriosis for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

Most patient populations are forecast over a period of 20 years for the major mature pharmaceutical markets and 10 years for the other countries covered in this report. In addition to forecasting incident and prevalent patient populations, we forecast the number of drug-treatment opportunities in the major mature pharmaceutical markets.

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

  • In developing countries, what impact will economic growth and development have on the number of people living with a diagnosis of endometriosis?
  • Of all people diagnosed with endometriosis, how many in each of the major mature pharmaceutical markets are drug-treated?
  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of endometriosis 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. In addition, we provide a graph depicting the patient flow between or within different disease states for the major mature pharmaceutical markets. These patient-flow diagrams are provided at the regional level but may be requested for any specific country or forecast year.

In total, DRG Epidemiology forecasts ten endometriosis patient populations, as follows:

  • Diagnosed incident cases.
  • Diagnosed prevalent cases.
  • Diagnosed confirmed prevalent cases.
  • Diagnosed surgically confirmed prevalent cases.
  • Diagnosed clinically confirmed prevalent cases.
  • Diagnosed suspected prevalent cases.
  • Diagnosed stage I prevalent cases.
  • Diagnosed stage II prevalent cases.
  • Diagnosed stage III prevalent cases.
  • Diagnosed stage IV prevalent cases.

Note: Coverage may vary by country.

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  • Endometriosis - Epidemiology - Mature Markets

Author(s): Abey John, MPH; Fjoralba Kristo, MD, MPH

Abey John is a medical graduate with a Master’s in Public Health and has been associated with DRG since September 2015. He works with a global team of epidemiologists in performing systematic reviews of assigned diseases and prepare forecast models for clients. He also is involved in producing analyses for pharmaceutical drug developers on the descriptive epidemiology of major drug indications in mature and developing markets and have an overall experience of three years working in different healthcare sectors across the country.

Prior to joining DRG, Abey had been working with Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medical University) in implementing Family Planning Health Programs in India with collaborating with the Government of India. He also has worked with a grassroots level NGO as a health team manager which worked for the benefit of the rural population living in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Fjoralba Kristo has expertise in forecasting infectious diseases and chronic diseases in both the mature and global markets. She has extensive academic experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Prior to joining Decision Resources Group, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Kentucky, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and more recently worked as Research Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she investigated mechanisms of inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. Fjoralba holds an MPH degree from Boston University School of Public Health, concentrating in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a medical degree from University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania.


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