Basic Summary for Cough


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Main name of condition: Cough
Other names or spellings: persistent cough, coughing, productive cough


What is Cough?
  Brief description of Cough: Any type of coughing symptom.
How serious is Cough?
  Complications of Cough: see complications of Cough
What causes Cough?
  Causes of Cough: see causes of Cough
  Risk factors for Cough: see risk factors for Cough
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Cough: see treatments for Cough
Society issues for Cough
  Hospitalization statistics for Cough: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Cough:
  • 0.075% (9,564) of hospital consultant episodes were for cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for cough required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for cough were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for cough were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for cough required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for cough occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for cough occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for cough were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.026% (13,473) of hospital bed days were for cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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