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Statistics about Bipolar disorder

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Bipolar disorder:

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Prevalance of Bipolar disorder: 1.2 percent of the population; 2.3 million adult Americans (NIMH)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 83 or 1.20% or 3.3 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Bipolar disorder: It affects approximately 2.3 million adult Americans—about 1.2 percent of the population. (Source: excerpt from Going to Extremes Bipolar Disorder: NIMH) ... More than 2 million American adults,1 or about 1 percent of the population age 18 and older in any given year,2 have bipolar disorder. (Source: excerpt from Bipolar Disorder: NIMH)

Prevelance statistics about Bipolar disorder:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Bipolar disorder:

  • 1.7% adults in the US (USSG: US Surgeon General)
  • Average length of hospital stay was 20.4 days in Canada 1999 (Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada)
  • 25 per 100,000 population hospitalized for bipolar disorder in Canada 1999 (Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada)
  • 20 men per 100,000 population hospitalized for bipolar disorder in Canada 1999 (Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada)
  • 30 women per 100,000 population hospitalized for bipolar disorder in Canada 1999 (Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada)
  • more about prevalence...»

Bipolar disorder: Rare Disease Status

Bipolar disorder is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

Society statistics for Bipolar disorder

Hospitalization statistics for Bipolar disorder:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Bipolar disorder:

  • Bipolar affective disorders accounted for 206,045 patient days in hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Bipolar affective disorders resulted in 15,943 hospitalisations in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0.11% (14,566) of hospital consultant episodes were for bipolar affetive disorder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for bipolar affetive disorder required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for bipolar affetive disorder were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for bipolar affetive disorder were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for bipolar affetive disorder required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for bipolar affetive disorder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for bipolar affetive disorder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for bipolar affetive disorder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for bipolar affetive disorder occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6% of hospital consultant episodes for bipolar affetive disorder occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for bipolar affetive disorder were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.17% (615,426) of hospital bed days were for bipolar affetive disorder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia in psychiatric hospitals:
    • 1,384 hospital episodes in public psychiatric hospitals were for bipolar affective disorder in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.9% of hospitalisations in public psychiatric hospitals for bipolar affective disorder were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 98% of hospitalisations in public psychiatric hospitals for bipolar affective disorder were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for bipolar affective disorder at public psychiatric hospitals occurred in 0.7 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 27.3 days was the mean length of stay for bipolar affective disorder in public psychiatric hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 27.8 days was the mean length of stay in public psychiatric hospitals for bipolar affective disorder in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia in psychiatric hospitals:
    • 137 hospital episodes in public psychiatric hospitals were for manic episode in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 2.9% of hospitalisations in public psychiatric hospitals for manic episode were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 98% of hospitalisations in public psychiatric hospitals for manic episode were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for manic episode at public psychiatric hospitals occurred in 0.1 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 15.4 days was the mean length of stay for manic episode in public psychiatric hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 15.8 days was the mean length of stay in public psychiatric hospitals for manic episode in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

About statistics:

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

 

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