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Statistics about Delirium

Society statistics for Delirium

Hospitalization statistics for Delirium:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Delirium:

  • 0.03% (3,166) of hospital consultant episodes were for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.11% (57,056) of hospital bed days were for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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