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Statistics about Hemorrhoids

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Hemorrhoids:

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Prevalance of Hemorrhoids: 10.4 million people in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 26 or 3.82% or 10.4 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence (annual) of Hemorrhoids: 1 million new cases in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Hemorrhoids: 1,000,000 per year, 83,333 per month, 19,230 per week, 2,739 per day, 114 per hour, 1 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 1 million new cases in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Prevalance of Hemorrhoids: 10.4 million people (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Incidence of Hemorrhoids: 1 million new cases (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Prevelance statistics about Hemorrhoids:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Hemorrhoids:

  • 47 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  • 1.0% of male population self-reported having haemorrhoids in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1.1% of population self-reported having haemorrhoids in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1.2% of female population self-reported having haemorrhoids in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 209,000 people self-reported having haemorrhoids in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 120,000 women self-reported having haemorrhoids in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 89,000 men self-reported having haemorrhoids in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Death and mortality statistics for Hemorrhoids:

Deaths from Hemorrhoids: 17 deaths in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Hemorrhoids: 16 per year, 1 per month, 0 per week, 0 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 17 deaths in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Deaths from Hemorrhoids

17 deaths (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Society statistics for Hemorrhoids

  Hospitalizations for Hemorrhoids: 316,000 people in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Hospitalization statistics for Hemorrhoids:

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

  • 0.36% (46,237) of hospital consultant episodes were for haemorrhoids in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for haemorrhoids required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for haemorrhoids were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for haemorrhoids were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for haemorrhoids required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for haemorrhoids in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for haemorrhoids in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for haemorrhoids in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for haemorrhoids occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for haemorrhoids occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 65% of hospital consultant episodes for haemorrhoids were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.07% (36,961) of hospital bed days were for haemorrhoids in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • Hospitalisations for haemorrhoids at public hospitals occurred in 4.3 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia for public hospitals:
    • 0.005% (1) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males under 1 year old in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.046% (9) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 1 to 4 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.05% (10) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 5 to 14 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 2.2% (432) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 15 to 24 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 10.42% (2,052) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 25 to 34 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 22.8% (4,492) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 35 to 44 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 27.34% (5,383) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 45 to 54 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 19.7% (3,877) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 55 to 64 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 11.47% (2,258) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 65 to 74 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 5% (1,048) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged 75 to 84 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.66% (129) of hospital episodes for haemorrhoids in public hospitals occurred in males aged over 85 in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

  Hospitalizations for Hemorrhoids: 316,000 (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

  Physician office visits for Hemorrhoids: 3.5 million in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

  Physician office visits for Hemorrhoids: 3.5 million (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

  Prescriptions for Hemorrhoids: 1.5 million new cases in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

  Prescriptions for Hemorrhoids: 1.5 million (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

  Disability from Hemorrhoids: 52,000 people in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

  Disability from Hemorrhoids: 52,000 people (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

About statistics:

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