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Statistics about Hysterectomy

Cause statistics for Hysterectomy:

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

  • Fibroids are the number 1 reason for hysterectomy in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Fibroids result in 150,000-175,000 hysterectomies in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
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Prevalence and incidence statistics for Hysterectomy:

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Incidence (annual) of Hysterectomy: 590,000 annually

Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 461 or 0.22% or 590,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Hysterectomy: 589,999 per year, 49,166 per month, 11,346 per week, 1,616 per day, 67 per hour, 1 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 590,000 annually

Lifetime risk for Hysterectomy: 1/3 of women by age of 60 in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)

Incidence of Hysterectomy: In 1995, approximately 590,000 women in this country will undergo the procedure. (Source: excerpt from Hysterectomy: NWHIC)

Incidence statistics about Hysterectomy:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Hysterectomy:

About statistics:

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