Statistics about Bowel Obstruction


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Bowel Obstruction. The term 'prevalence' of Bowel Obstruction usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Bowel Obstruction at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Bowel Obstruction refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Bowel Obstruction 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 Bowel Obstruction
  Hospitalization statistics for Bowel Obstruction: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Bowel Obstruction:
  • 0.198% (25,280) of hospital consultant episodes were for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.39% (206,590) of hospital bed days were for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • Hospitalisations for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia at public hospitals occurred in 6.5 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 6.7 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
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