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Statistics about Heartburn

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Heartburn:

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Prevalance of Heartburn: 15 million Americans have it daily (NIDDK)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 18 or 5.51% or 15 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Heartburn: More than 60 million Americans have heartburn at least once a month, and about 15 million have it daily. (Source: excerpt from Smoking and Your Digestive System: NIDDK)

Prevelance statistics about Heartburn:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Heartburn:

Society statistics for Heartburn

Hospitalization statistics for Heartburn:

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

  • 0.03% (3,877) of hospital consultant episodes were for heartburn in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for heartburn required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for heartburn were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for heartburn were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for heartburn required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for heartburn in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for heartburn in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for heartburn in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for heartburn 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 heartburn occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for heartburn were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (284) of hospital bed days were for heartburn in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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