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Statistics about Fecal incontinence

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Fecal incontinence:

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Prevalance of Fecal incontinence: 6.5 million Americans

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 41 or 2.39% or 6.5 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Fecal incontinence: More than 6.5 million Americans have fecal incontinence. (Source: excerpt from Fecal Incontinence: NIDDK)

Society statistics for Fecal incontinence

Hospitalization statistics for Fecal incontinence:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Fecal incontinence:

  • 0.016% (2,051) of hospital consultant episodes were for faecal incontinence in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for faecal incontinence required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for faecal incontinence were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for faecal incontinence were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for faecal incontinence required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for faecal incontinence in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for faecal incontinence in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for faecal incontinence in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for faecal incontinence 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 faecal incontinence occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for faecal incontinence were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.012% (6,228) of hospital bed days were for faecal incontinence in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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