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Statistics about Bell's Palsy

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Bell's Palsy:

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Incidence (annual) of Bell's Palsy: 40,000 annual cases in Americans

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 6,800 or 0.01% or 40,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Bell's Palsy: 40,000 per year, 3,333 per month, 769 per week, 109 per day, 4 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 40,000 annual cases in Americans

Prevalance of Bell's Palsy: This nerve disorder afflicts approximately 40,000 Americans each year. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Bell's Palsy Information Page: NINDS)

Bell's Palsy: Rare Disease Status

Bell's Palsy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)...more »

Bell's Palsy: Rare Disease Status

Bell's Palsy is listed as a "rare disease" by Ophanet, a consortium of European partners ...more »

Society statistics for Bell's Palsy

Hospitalization statistics for Bell's Palsy:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Bell's Palsy:

  • 0.022% (2,806) of hospital consultant episodes were for Bellís Palsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for Bellís Palsy required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for Bellís Palsy were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for Bellís Palsy were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for Bellís Palsy required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for Bellís Palsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for Bellís Palsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for Bellís Palsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for Bellís Palsy occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for Bellís Palsy occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for Bellís Palsy were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.015% (7,892) of hospital bed days were for Bellís Palsy in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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