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What is the rate of incidence for aphthous stomatitis (canker sore)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The rate of incidence for aphthous stomatitis (canker sore) is about 20 percent of the population. That means your chance of getting a canker sore is about one in five. However, if you have a family history of these mouth ulcers, your risk increases. Also, women are more likely than men to have canker sores.

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