Statistics about Diarrhea


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Diarrhea. The term 'prevalence' of Diarrhea usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Diarrhea at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Diarrhea refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Diarrhea 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 Diarrhea: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Diarrhea)
  Incidence (annual) of Diarrhea: almost 100% annually (NIDDK)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1 or 100.00% or 272 million people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Diarrhea: People of all ages can get diarrhea. The average adult has a bout of diarrhea about four times a year. 1
Death and mortality statistics for Diarrhea:
  Death statistics for Diarrhea: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Diarrhea:
  • Diarrhea death statistics for various regions worldwide:
    • About 707,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 57,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 604,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 16,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 259,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 154,000 deaths from diarrheal diseases in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)

Society statistics for Diarrhea
  Hospitalization statistics for Diarrhea: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Diarrhea:
  • 0.069% (8,818) of hospital consultant episodes were for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis 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 diarrhoea and gastroenteritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.051% (26,847) of hospital bed days were for diarrhoea and gastroenteritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Diarrhea: NIDDK

Last revision: Nov 11, 2003

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