Statistics about Skin conditions


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Skin conditions. The term 'prevalence' of Skin conditions usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Skin conditions at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Skin conditions refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Skin conditions 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.

Death and mortality statistics for Skin conditions:
  Death statistics for Skin conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Skin conditions:
  • 1 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 1994 for skin diseases (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004)
  • 1 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 1994 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004)
  • Skin diseases caused 1 male death per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
  • Skin diseases caused 2 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (AIHW Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)

Society statistics for Skin conditions
  Cost statistics for Skin conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Skin conditions:
  • estimated $346,578,000 spent in public hospitals on skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $331,403,000 spent in public hospitals on skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast problems in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

  Hospitalization statistics for Skin conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Skin conditions:
  • 319,186 patient days spent in public hospitals for skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 38.0% of hospitalisations for skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases in public hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 73,425 admissions to public hospitals because of skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 211,689 admissions to private hospitals because of skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 42.0% of hospitalisations for skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders in private hospitals are single day in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 711,591 patient days spent in private hospitals for skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 156,438 admissions to private hospitals for procedures on dermatology and plastic surgery in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 163,721 admissions to public hospitals for dermatology and plastic surgery in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 345,999 patient days spent in private hospitals were for dermatology and plastic surgery in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 49.2% of hospitalisations for procedures on dermatology and plastic surgery were single day in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 68.6% of hospitalisations for procedures on dermatology and plastic surgery were single day in private hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 866,878 patient days spent in public hospitals for procedures in dermatology and plastic surgery in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • 1.85% (73,449) of hospital episodes were for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 38% of hospitalisations for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue were single day episodes in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 88% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 12% of hospitalisations in public hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue were by private patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue at public hospitals occurred in 37.6 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 4.3days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue in public hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 6.4 days was the mean length of stay in public hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.67% (40,636) of private hospital episodes were for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 66% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 3.8% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 96% of hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue were in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations in private hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue occurred in 20.8 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 3.1 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 7 days was the mean length of stay in private hospitals for diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

  Physician office visit statistics for Skin conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Skin conditions:
  • 37.9 million visits were made to an office-based dermatologist for dermatological conditions in the US 2001 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary)
  • 12.1 million visits were made to a physicians office for skin rash in the US 2001 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary)
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