How common is haemophilia

Haemophilia is rare.  Currently in Australia there are more than 3,100 people diagnosed with varied degrees of severity.   Most people diagnosed with haemophilia are male.  About 20-30% of females who have the gene can also have bleeding problems; some have haemophilia, usually mild haemophilia.  Females can have severe haemophilia but it is very rare. Haemophilia is found in all people across the world, no matter where they come from or how rich or poor they are. 

Date last reviewed: 29 March 2023