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Statistics about Disc Disorders

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Disc Disorders:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Disc Disorders

Prevalance of Disc Disorders: 31 per 1000 (NHIS95: intervertebrate disc disorders)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 32 or 3.10% or 8.4 million people in USA [about data]

Prevelance statistics about Disc Disorders:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Disc Disorders:

  • 20.9% of population self-reported having back pain or disc disorders in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 20.7% of female population self-reported having back pain or disc disorders in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 21.0% of male population self-reported having back pain or disc disorders in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3,937,000 people self-reported having back pain or disc disorders in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,944,000 men self-reported having back pain or disc disorders in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,993,000 women self-reported having back pain or disc disorders in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Society statistics for Disc Disorders

Hospitalization statistics for Disc Disorders:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Disc Disorders:

  • 0.031% (3,916) of hospital consultant episodes were for cervical disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for cervical disc disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for cervical disc disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for cervical disc disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18% of hospital consultant episodes for cervical disc disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for cervical disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for cervical disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for cervical disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for cervical disc disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for cervical disc disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for cervical disc disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.058% (30,503) of hospital bed days were for cervical disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.2% (25,560) of hospital consultant episodes were for other intervertebral disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for other intervertebral disc disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for other intervertebral disc disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for other intervertebral disc disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for other intervertebral disc disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other intervertebral disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other intervertebral disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other intervertebral disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77% of hospital consultant episodes for other intervertebral disc disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for other intervertebral disc disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for other intervertebral disc disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.155% (81,334) of hospital bed days were for other intervertebral disc disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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