Basic Summary for Gestational hypertension


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Main name of condition: Gestational hypertension


What is Gestational hypertension?
  Brief description of Gestational hypertension: High blood pressure during pregnancy
  Parent types of Gestational hypertension: Hypertension
How many people get Gestational hypertension?
  Prevalance of Gestational hypertension: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, which affect an estimated five to eight percent of pregnancies in the United States, contribute significantly to serious complications for both the fetus and the mother.1
How serious is Gestational hypertension?
  Complications of Gestational hypertension: see complications of Gestational hypertension
Society issues for Gestational hypertension
  Hospitalization statistics for Gestational hypertension: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Gestational hypertension:
  • 0.013% (1,682 ) of hospital consultant episodes were for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium 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 pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (3,455) of hospital bed days were for pre-existing hypertension complications complicating pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (242) of hospital consultant episodes were for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (1,247) of hospital bed days were for pre-existing hypertension disorder with superimposed proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.13% (16,383) of hospital consultant episodes were for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.06% (32,479) of hospital bed days were for gestational hypertension without significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.094% (11,949) of hospital consultant episodes were for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.105% (54,808) of hospital bed days were for gestational hypertension with significant proteinuria in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.002% (266) of hospital consultant episodes were for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for eclampsia were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (1,398) of hospital bed days were for eclampsia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.206% (26,227) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified maternal hypertension were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.06% (30,391) of hospital bed days were for unspecified maternal hypertension in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI

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