- 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|
|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|