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Statistics about Gout

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Gout:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Gout

Prevalance of Gout: 275 per 100,000 people (NIAMS)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 363 or 0.28% or 748,000 people in USA [about data]

Prevelance statistics about Gout:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Gout:

  • 8.5 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  • 5 percent of all cases of arthritis are gout
  • More than 2 million people in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • Affects more men than women in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • more about prevalence...»

Society statistics for Gout

Hospitalization statistics for Gout:

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

  • 0.025% (3,249) of hospital consultant episodes were for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for gout required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for gout were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for gout were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for gout required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for gout occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for gout occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for gout were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.04% (20,855) of hospital bed days were for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (731) of hospital consultant episodes were for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (3,255) of hospital bed days were for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

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