How many people are affected by or at risk for FXPOI?
Although the exact number of people with an FMR1 premutation is not known, estimates suggest that about 1 in 259 women may have the premutation.1 But only about 20% to 25% of women with a premutation will develop FXPOI.2
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- National Fragile X Foundation. (2011). Prevalence of FXTAS. Retrieved September 10, 2012, from http://www.fxtas.org/prevalence.htm [top]
Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012