Prevalence and Etiology

Hypoparathyroidism Is a Rare Endocrine Disease
Most Commonly Resulting From Neck Surgery1-3

Estimate of US Prevalence1,2

prevalence of hypoparathyroidism in the us

~77,000 to 115,000*

  • Postsurgical hypoparathyroidism: 29 per 100,000 person-years1
  • Nonsurgical hypoparathyroidism: 8 per 100,000 person-years1

Etiology of Hypoparathyroidism1

  • 78% of hypoparathyroidism cases result from damage or removal of the parathyroid glands during neck surgery, according to the population-based Rochester Epidemiology Project1
* Based on a retrospective analysis of diagnosis-based hypoparathyroidism prevalence estimated from US healthcare claims between October 2007 and September 2008 and the longitudinal population-based Rochester Epidemiology Project in 2009.1,2