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Diseases » Thalassemia » Stats
 

Statistics about Thalassemia

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Thalassemia:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Thalassemia

Prevalance of Thalassemia: 1,000 people with Cooley's anemia (NHLBI)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 272,000 or 0.00% or 1,000 people in USA [about data]

Thalassemia: Rare Disease Status

Thalassemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Death and mortality statistics for Thalassemia:

Deaths from Thalassemia: 20 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Thalassemia: 20 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: 20 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Society statistics for Thalassemia

  Hospitalizations for Thalassemia: 4,000 (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Thalassemia:

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

  • 0.07% (9,233) of hospital consultant episodes were for thalassaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for thalassaemia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for thalassaemia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for thalassaemia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for thalassaemia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for thalassaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for thalassaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for thalassaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital consultant episodes for thalassaemia occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for thalassaemia occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for thalassaemia were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (3,605) of hospital bed days were for thalassaemia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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