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Incidence Statistics for Types of Physical conditions

The information below shows a list of types of Physical conditions, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Physical conditions. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Physical conditions


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Fractures approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA 1,499,999 1.5 million osteoporosis-related fractures
Trauma approx 1 in 4 or 21.69% or 59 million people in USA 59,000,000 59 million cases (IOM)
Amputation N/A N/A No information
Orthopedic disorders N/A N/A No information
Strain N/A N/A No information
Sprain N/A N/A No information
Abdominal aortic aneurysm N/A N/A No information
Abdominal Hernia approx 1 in 339 or 0.29% or 800,000 people in USA 800,000 800,000 new cases in the USA 1985 (NIDDK 1994); 32 per 1000 - NHIS95
Accidental death approx 1 in 2,906 or 0.03% or 93,591 people in USA 93,591 93,592 annual cases in 2000 (CDC); 97,860 annual cases in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Accidental Eye Injury approx 1 in 277 or 0.36% or 978,987 people in USA 978,987 16,413 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Accidental injury N/A N/A No information
Anal fissure N/A N/A No information
Anoxia N/A N/A No information
Automobile accidents injury approx 1 in 59 or 1.68% or 4.6 million people in USA 4,563,000 4,563,000 cases requiring emergency department visits in 2000 (CDC)
Burns approx 1 in 754 or 0.13% or 360,507 people in USA 360,507 6,044 annual cases in Victora 1996 for fires/burns/scalds (DHS-VIC)
Cystocele N/A N/A No information
Drowning approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA 2,720 1 per 100,000 population drowns in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Falls approx 1 in 65 or 1.52% or 4.1 million people in USA 4,131,396 69,264 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Fire N/A N/A No information
Firearm Injury approx 1 in 9,420 or 0.01% or 28,873 people in USA 28,873 28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
Golfer's elbow N/A N/A No information
Homicide approx 1 in 16,105 or 0.01% or 16,889 people in USA 16,889 16,889 annual cases in 1999 including 10,828 for firearms (NVSR Sep 2001)
Machinery accidents approx 1 in 942 or 0.11% or 288,453 people in USA 288,453 4,836 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Maternal death approx 1 in 695,652 or 0.00% or 391 people in USA 391 391 women in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Natural accidents approx 1 in 958 or 0.10% or 283,800 people in USA 283,800 4,758 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of natural/environmental factors (DHS-VIC)
Occupational Injuries approx 1 in 43 or 2.32% or 6.3 million people in USA 6,299,999 6.3 million workers in 1994 (CDC-OC)
Open Wound approx 1 in 75 or 1.32% or 3.6 million people in USA 3,581,927 60,052 annual cases of open wounds in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Paralysis N/A N/A No information
Repetitive Strain Injury N/A N/A No information
Shaken Baby Syndrome N/A N/A No information
Sports Injuries approx 1 in 260 or 0.38% or 1 million people in USA 1,042,511 17,478 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Suffocation approx 1 in 3,285 or 0.03% or 82,790 people in USA 82,790 1,388 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of suffocation and foreign bodies (DHS-VIC)
Tennis elbow N/A N/A No information
Thoracic outlet syndrome N/A N/A No information
Ulnar nerve injury N/A N/A No information
Whiplash approx 1 in 2,266 or 0.04% or 120,000 people in USA 120,000 120,000 annually

Types of Physical conditions

For more information about types of Physical conditions, refer to our section on types of Physical conditions.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Physical conditions usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Physical conditions. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Physical conditions at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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