Statistics about Digestive system cancer


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Digestive system cancer. The term 'prevalence' of Digestive system cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Digestive system cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Digestive system cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Digestive system cancer 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 Digestive system cancer: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Digestive system cancer)
  Incidence (annual) of Digestive system cancer: 255,640 new cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,063 or 0.09% or 255,640 people in USA [about data]
  Incidence statistics about Digestive system cancer: The following statistics relate to the incidence of Digestive system cancer:
  • 135,410 new male cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 120,230 new female cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Death and mortality statistics for Digestive system cancer:
  Deaths from Digestive system cancer: 134,840 estimated deaths for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  Death statistics for Digestive system cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Digestive system cancer:
  • 73,240 estimated male deaths for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 61,600 estimated female deaths for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Society statistics for Digestive system cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Digestive system cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Digestive system cancer:
  • 2.07% (263,703) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital admissions for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.03% (1,063,742) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of digestive organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • 0.64% (25,406) of hospital episodes were for cancer of digestive system in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 23% of hospitalisations for cancer of digestive system were single day episodes in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 83% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for cancer of digestive system were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 17% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for cancer of digestive system were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for cancer of digestive system at public hospitals occurred in 13 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for cancer of digestive system in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 11.4 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for cancer of digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.75% (18,306) of private hospital episodes were for cancer of digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 35.9% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 4.7% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 95% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system occurred in 9.4 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 7.5 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 10.7 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for cancer of digestive system in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
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