Statistics about Gangrene


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Gangrene. The term 'prevalence' of Gangrene usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Gangrene at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Gangrene refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Gangrene 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 Gangrene
  Hospitalization statistics for Gangrene: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Gangrene:
  • 0.026% (3,312) of hospital consultant episodes were for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for gangrene were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.085% (44,692) of hospital bed days were for gangrene in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Last revision: May 27, 2003

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