Thyroid Statistics

  • 27,000,000 people in the US and 200 million woldwide have a Thyroid Disorder.
  • Of the 27 million people above about half are undiagnosed.
  • 37,000 new cases of Graves' Diseased are diagnosed each year in the US.
  • 80% of all cases of Graves' Disease are diagnosed in females.
  • 20% of Thyroid Storm cases end in death.
  • 80% of all Thyroid Disease cases are diagnosed as Hypothyroidism and 20% Hyperthyroidism.
  • Females are fives times more likely to develop a hypothyroid disease condition over males.
  • 20% of people with Diabetes will experience an onset of a thyroid disorder.
  • 50% of children with parents having a thyroid disorder may develop a thyroid disorder themselves by age 40.

People you may know with Thyroid Disorders

Oprah Winfrey America's famous daytime diva Oprah Winfrey - Hyperthyroid
Rod Stewart America famous singer - Benign thyroid nodules
Roger Ebert Film critic best known for his thumbs up/thumbs down ratings of films - Thyroid Cancer
Tipper Gore Tipper Gore, wife of former vice president Al Gore - Thyroid Nodules
Catherine Bell Actress Catherine Bell (JAG, Army Wives) - Thyroid Cancer
Kelly Osbourne Reality TV personality and singer Kelly Osbourne -- daughter of reality TV's Sharon Osbourne and her rocker husband Ozzy - Hypothyroid
Kim Cattrall Sex and the City actress - Hashimoto's disease
George Bush, Barbara Bush Former president and former first lady - Graves' Disease
Kim Alexis Former Model - Hypothyroid
Joe Piscopo Comedian and actor - Thyroid Cancer
Linda Ronstadt Singer - Hypothyroid
Gail Devers Olympic medallist - Graves' Disease
Toni Childs Singer - Graves' Disease
Dan Snyder Billionaire Redskins owner and entertainment entrepreneur - Thyroid Cancer
Jillian Michaels Fitness expert - Hypothyroid
Marc Ian Barash Author - Tumor
Nanci Griggit Folk Singer - Thyroid cancer
Richard Crenna Actor - Thyroid disease
Karen Smyers Caliber triathlete - Graves' disease
Eli Marero Baseball Player - Thyroid tumor
Jerry Dipoto Baseball Player - Hypothyroid with tumor
Megan Stendebach Singer - Thyroid cancer
Ayaka Japanese singer/songwriter
Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee Hong Kong actress
Marty Feldman British comedian
Diane Finley Canadian cabinet minister
Faith Ford American Actress
Sia Furler Australian singer
Nadezhda Krupskaya he wife of Lenin
Barbara Leigh An American former actress and fashion model, now spokeswomen for the National Graves' Disease Foundation
Y?ko Miyamura Japanese voice actress
Christopher Monckton 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Christina Georgina Rossetti British Victorian Poet
Cecil Spring-Rice British Ambassador to the USA from 1912 to 1918
Mary Webb English author and poet
Sofia Vergara ABC's "Modern Family" actress - a thyroid cancer survivor.
Nia Vardalos My Big Fat Greek Wedding star - thyroid condition.
Mary-louise Parker Star of "Weeds" and "West Wing," - hypothyroidism
Katee Sackoff Actress - thyroid cancer.
Carl Lewis Olympic athlete - hypothyroidism
Isaac Asimov thyroid cancer
Faith Ford Plays Corky on "Murphy Brown" - hyperthyroid
Muhammed Ali thyroid disease
Ben Crenshaw World class golfer.
Pat Bradley Top player in the Ladies Professional Golfers Association.
Patty Berg Winner of the first Women's National Open Golf Tournament in 1946 and member of the LPGA Hall of fame.
William Rehnquist U.S. Chief Justice
Bobby Labonte NASCAR Driver - Graves' Disease
Jennifer Grey Actress - Thyroid Cancer