Basic Summary for Appendix disorders


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Main name of condition: Appendix disorders


What is Appendix disorders?
  Brief description of Appendix disorders: Disorders affecting the appendix
  Organs Affected by Appendix disorders: appendix
  Types of Appendix disorders: Appendicitis, Acute Appendicitis, Chronic appendicitis
Society issues for Appendix disorders
  Hospitalization statistics for Appendix disorders: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Appendix disorders:
  • 0.31% (39,057) of hospital episodes were for appendix diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultations for appendix diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital episodes for appendix diseases were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital episodes for appendix diseases were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital admissions for appendix diseases required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for appendix diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for appendix diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for appendix diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospitalisations for appendix diseases occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospitalisations for appendix diseases occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospitalisations for appendix diseases were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.3% (154,743) of hospital bed days were for appendix diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.255% (32,544) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.4days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3days was the median length of stay in hospitals for acute appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for acute appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for acute appendicitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.25% (131,361) of hospital bed days were for acute appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.035% (4,512) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified appendicitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified appendicitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified appendicitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified appendicitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified appendicitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified appendicitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified appendicitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.03% (15,354) of hospital bed days were for unspecified appendicitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • 0.46% (18,177) of hospital episodes were for appendicitis in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 7% of hospitalisations for appendicitis were single day episodes in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 86% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for appendicitis were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 14% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for appendicitis were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for appendicitis at public hospitals occurred in 9.3 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 3.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for appendicitis in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 3.4 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for appendicitis in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.23% (5,652) of private hospital episodes were for appendicitis in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.6% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for appendicitis were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 9.1% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for appendicitis were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 91% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for appendicitis were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations in private hospitals for appendicitis occurred in 2.9 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 3.2 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for appendicitis in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 3.2 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for appendicitis in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • Hospitalisations for acute appendicitis at public hospitals occurred in 7.3 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 3.5 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for acute appendicitis in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

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