Basic Summary for Thyroid disorders


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Main name of condition: Thyroid disorders
Other names or spellings: Thyroid disease, Thyroid diseases, Thyroid condition, Thyroid conditions, Thyroid problems, Thyroid gland disorders


What is Thyroid disorders?
  Brief description of Thyroid disorders: Any disorder of the thyroid gland.
  Parent types of Thyroid disorders: All Disease Categories, Under-diagnosed conditions, Endocrine disorders
  Organs Affected by Thyroid disorders: thyroid gland
  Types of Thyroid disorders: Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease, Thyroid cancer, Goiter, Hyperparathyroidism, Postpartum thyroiditis, Myxedema, Autoimmune thyroid diseases, Iodine deficiency, Multiple endocrine neoplasia, Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2, Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 3, Thyroiditis
How many people get Thyroid disorders?
  Prevalance of Thyroid disorders: 20 million Americans (NWHIC)
  Prevalance Rate of Thyroid disorders: approx 1 in 13 or 7.35% or 20 million people in USA [about data]
  Undiagnosed prevalence of Thyroid disorders: about 13 million (based on estimates from the AACE, as reported by Reader's Digest 1; estimated 8 million people (American Medical Women's Association)
  Undiagnosed prevalence rate of Thyroid disorders: approx 1 in 20 or 4.78% or 13 million people in USA [about data]
  Lifetime risk of Thyroid disorders: 1 in 8 women during their lifetime in the US (American Medical Women’s Association); 1 in 8 for women (NWHIC)
  Prevalance of Thyroid disorders: About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, including many who may not be aware of their condition.2
Who gets Thyroid disorders?
  Gender Profile for Thyroid disorders: More common in women.
  Gender Profile for Thyroid disorders: It is more common in women than men.2
What causes Thyroid disorders?
  Causes of Thyroid disorders: see causes of Thyroid disorders
  Risk factors for Thyroid disorders: see risk factors for Thyroid disorders
What are the symptoms of Thyroid disorders?
  Symptoms of Thyroid disorders: see symptoms of Thyroid disorders
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Thyroid disorders: see treatments for Thyroid disorders
Society issues for Thyroid disorders
  Hospitalization statistics for Thyroid disorders: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Thyroid disorders:
  • 0.09% (11,469) of hospital episodes were for thyroid gland disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultations for thyroid gland disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital episodes for thyroid gland disorders were for thyroid gland disorders men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital episodes for thyroid gland disorders were for thyroid gland disorders women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital admissions for thyroid gland disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for thyroid gland disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for thyroid gland disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for thyroid gland disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospitalisations for thyroid gland disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospitalisations for thyroid gland disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospitalisations for thyroid gland disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.09% (49,383) of hospital bed days were for thyroid gland disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (13) of hospital consultant episodes were for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions were women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital consultant episodes for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions 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 iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (50) of hospital bed days were for iodine defect related thyroid disorders and allied conditions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (4) of hospital consultant episodes were for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (6) of hospital bed days were for subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. Reader's Digest, February 2004, "10 Diseases Doctors Miss", page 120
2. excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC

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