Statistics about Appendix disorders


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Appendix disorders. The term 'prevalence' of Appendix disorders usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Appendix disorders at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Appendix disorders refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Appendix disorders 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.

Society statistics 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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