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Statistics about Atherosclerosis

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Atherosclerosis:

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Prevalance of Atherosclerosis: 17 per 1000 - NHIS95

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 58 or 1.70% or 4.6 million people in USA [about data]

Death and mortality statistics for Atherosclerosis:

Deaths from Atherosclerosis: 14,979 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); contributes to other causes rather than direct cause of death; 71,926 deaths for Atherosclerotic CVD (NHLBI 1999).

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Atherosclerosis: 14,979 per year, 1,248 per month, 288 per week, 41 per day, 1 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 14,979 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); contributes to other causes rather than direct cause of death; 71,926 deaths for Atherosclerotic CVD (NHLBI 1999).

Life Expectancy & Years of Life Lost for Atherosclerosis

Average life years lost for Atherosclerosis: 7.5 years (SEER)1

Society statistics for Atherosclerosis

  Hospitalizations for Atherosclerosis: 20,000 with 12,000 for atherosclerosis, 8,000 for Atherosclerotic CVD (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Atherosclerosis:

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

  • 0.066% (8,480) of hospital consultant episodes were for atherosclerosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for atherosclerosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61% of hospital consultant episodes for atherosclerosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for atherosclerosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for atherosclerosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for atherosclerosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for atherosclerosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for atherosclerosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 18% of hospital consultant episodes for atherosclerosis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for atherosclerosis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for atherosclerosis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.14% (71,912) of hospital bed days were for atherosclerosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Physician office visits for Atherosclerosis: 734,000 with 222,000 for atherosclerosis, 512,000 for Atherosclerotic CVD (NHLBI 1999)

About statistics:

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



Footnotes: 1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

 

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