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Statistics about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

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Prevalance of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: 3-7% of the population in the USA 1985 for "GERD and related esophageal disorders" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: 3 to 7 percent of U.S. population (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Death and mortality statistics for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Deaths from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: 1,000 deaths in the USA 1984-88 for "GERD and related esophageal disorders" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: 1,000 per year, 83 per month, 19 per week, 2 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 1,000 deaths in the USA 1984-88 for "GERD and related esophageal disorders" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Deaths from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

1,000 deaths (1984-88) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Society statistics for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  Hospitalizations for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: 1 million in the USA 1985 for "GERD and related esophageal disorders" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Hospitalization statistics for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

  • 0.51% (65,134) of hospital consultant episodes were for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital consultant episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.11% (58,073) of hospital bed days were for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia:
    • Hospitalisations for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease at public hospitals occurred in 8.8 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia for public hospitals:
    • 2.13% (635) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males under 1 year old in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.04% (312) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 1 to 4 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.54% (460) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 5 to 14 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 4.1% (1,223) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 15 to 24 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 11.32% (3,383) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 25 to 34 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 17.5% (5,231) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 35 to 44 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 22.26% (6,653) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 45 to 54 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 19.2% (5,748) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 55 to 64 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 13.1% (3,906) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 65 to 74 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 7% (2,056) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged 75 to 84 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.94% (282) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in males aged over 85 in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia for public hospitals:
    • 1.88% (559) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females under 1 year old in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 0.62% (184) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 1 to 4 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.28% (381) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 5 to 14 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 3.49% (1,039) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 15 to 24 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 7.44% (2,217) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 25 to 34 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 14.4% (4,301) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 35 to 44 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 22.86% (6,811) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 45 to 54 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 22.1% (6,578) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 55 to 64 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 15.12% (4,505) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 65 to 74 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 8.9% (2,656) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged 75 to 84 years in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 1.9% (567) of hospital episodes for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in public hospitals occurred in females aged over 85 in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

  Hospitalizations for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: 1 million (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

  Physician office visits for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: 4 to 5 million in the USA 1985 for "GERD and related esophageal disorders" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

  Physician office visits for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: 4 to 5 million (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

About statistics:

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