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Prevalence and Incidence of Acute Appendicitis

Incidence (annual) of Acute Appendicitis:

25 per 10,000 (age 10-17), 1-2 per per 10,000 (under 4) ... see also overview of Acute Appendicitis.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 400 or 0.25% or 680,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "25 per 10,000 (age 10-17), 1-2 per per 10,000 (under 4)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Acute Appendicitis:

680,000 per year, 56,666 per month, 13,076 per week, 1,863 per day, 77 per hour, 1 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "25 per 10,000 (age 10-17), 1-2 per per 10,000 (under 4)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Lifetime risk for Acute Appendicitis:

8.6% risk for males, 6.7% for females (Rothrock et al, 2000).

Prevelance statistics for Acute Appendicitis:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Acute Appendicitis:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Acute Appendicitis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Acute Appendicitis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Acute Appendicitis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Acute Appendicitis 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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