Statistics about Ankle sprain


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Ankle sprain. The term 'prevalence' of Ankle sprain usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Ankle sprain at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Ankle sprain refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Ankle sprain diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Ankle sprain: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Ankle sprain)
  Incidence (annual) of Ankle sprain: 850,000 annually (NIAMS)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 320 or 0.31% or 850,000 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Ankle sprain: Approximately 1 million ankle injuries occur each year, and 85 percent of them are sprains. 1
Society statistics for Ankle sprain
  Hospitalization statistics for Ankle sprain: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Ankle sprain:
  • 0.01% (1,221) of hospital consultant episodes were for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.013% (6,710) of hospital bed days were for dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Questions and Answers Sprains and Strains: NIAMS

Last revision: June 18, 2003

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