Basic Summary for Vitamin B deficiency


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Main name of condition: Vitamin B deficiency
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What is Vitamin B deficiency?
  Brief description of Vitamin B deficiency: Deficiency in any of the B group vitamins
  Types of Vitamin B deficiency: Vitamin B1 deficiency, Vitamin B2 deficiency, Vitamin B3 deficiency, Vitamin B6 deficiency, Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Society issues for Vitamin B deficiency
  Hospitalization statistics for Vitamin B deficiency: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Vitamin B deficiency:
  • 0.006% (726) of hospital consultant episodes were for deficiency of B group vitamins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for deficiency of B group vitamins required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for deficiency of B group vitamins were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for deficiency of B group vitamins were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for deficiency of B group vitamins required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for deficiency of B group vitamins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for deficiency of B group vitamins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for deficiency of B group vitamins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for deficiency of B group vitamins occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for deficiency of B group vitamins occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for deficiency of B group vitamins were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (3,825) of hospital bed days were for deficiency of B group vitamins in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: Nov 8, 2003

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