One of the largest population-based studies in the United States from 2006 showed that the prevalence of MGUS was 3.2% in the White general population aged ≥ 50 years, while the rate was even higher in Black persons, at 3.7%.
MGUS is defined by the presence of three criteria:
Serum monoclonal M protein (M-protein) concentration < 3 g/dL
Bone marrow plasma cell concentration < 10%
No evidence of end organ damage
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