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Statistics about Foot ulcer

Cause statistics for Foot ulcer:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Foot ulcer:

  • 2.2% of diabetic adults attending specialist diabetes services had a current foot ulcer in Australia 2002 (NADC, 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Society statistics for Foot ulcer

Hospitalization statistics for Foot ulcer:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Foot ulcer:

  • 0.12% (15,804) of hospital consultant episodes were for ulcer of lower limb in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcer of lower limb required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcer of lower limb were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcer of lower limb were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcer of lower limb required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for ulcer of lower limb in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for ulcer of lower limb in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for ulcer of lower limb in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcer of lower limb occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcer of lower limb occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcer of lower limb were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.46% (240,796) of hospital bed days were for ulcer of lower limb in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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