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I need information on the disease frequency distribution among age groups for an Android app I'm building... Hopefully I've come to the right place. Is there a good data source for this? Like a bioinformatics database?

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    $\begingroup$ related biology.stackexchange.com/questions/2009/… and biology.stackexchange.com/questions/2016/… $\endgroup$ – user3795 Aug 2 '13 at 7:31
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    $\begingroup$ I'd say this is also a bit vague in its current format, could you expand on what sort of information you are looking for. $\endgroup$ – rg255 Aug 2 '13 at 8:34
  • $\begingroup$ As the title says, I'm looking for the frequency distribution among age groups...Something like what percentage of type II diabetes patients are among age 40-50. And it's not just the distribution of one specific disease, but all kinds of diseases. $\endgroup$ – StephenChen Aug 2 '13 at 18:22
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You may need to study each disease individually or do a literature review. The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man website may be a good starting point http://www.omim.org/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists several diseases with a variety of different statistics here: http://www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions/

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  • $\begingroup$ I've been to the CDC site. I guess I can use the statistics there, but what makes it less ideal is that ages <18 are not included. I am currently working on other stuff, so please feel free to improve your answer in the next few days :) I'll accept your answer if no other better ones pop up. $\endgroup$ – StephenChen Aug 18 '13 at 19:44

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