Alliance for Aging Research generated statistics, based on year 2000 percentage prevalence estimates by Nkomo et al. 2006 AND Bach et al. 2007 AND U.S. Census 2016
Prevalence, Referral Patterns, Testing, and Surgery in Aortic Valve Disease: Leaving women and elderly patients behind?. Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2007; 16(4). https://www.medscape.com/medline/abstract/17702360
Nkomo, Vuyisile, Julius Gardin, Thomas Skelton, John Gottdiener, Christopher Scott, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano. Burden of Valvular Heart Diseases: a population-based study. Lancet. September 2006; 368(9540). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16980116
Between the ages of 18 and 44, less than 1% of the U.S. population has heart valve disease. This increases to 8.5% between ages 65 and 74, and 13.2% after age 75.