Statistics about Ascariasis


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Ascariasis. The term 'prevalence' of Ascariasis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Ascariasis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Ascariasis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Ascariasis 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 Ascariasis: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Ascariasis)
  Prevalance of Ascariasis: rare
  Prevalance of Ascariasis: Ascariasis is the most common human worm infection. Infection occurs worldwide and is most common in tropical and subtropical areas where sanitation and hygiene are poor. Children are infected more often than adults. In the United States, infection is rare, but most common in rural areas of the southeast. 1
Society statistics for Ascariasis
  Hospitalization statistics for Ascariasis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Ascariasis:
  • 0.0001% (14) of hospital consultant episodes were for ascariasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for ascariasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospital consultant episodes for ascariasis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for ascariasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for ascariasis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for ascariasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for ascariasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for ascariasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for ascariasis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for ascariasis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for ascariasis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (38) of hospital bed days were for ascariasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Ascaris Infection: DPD

Last revision: June 13, 2003

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