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Epidemiology and Demographics

Prevalence

  • About 5% of the population has some type of aneurysm in the brain, but only a small number of these aneurysms cause symptoms or rupture.

Age

  • Cerebral aneurysms occur more commonly in adults than in children but they may occur at any age.

Gender

  • They are slightly more common in women than in men.

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