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Statistics about Rheumatic conditions

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Rheumatic conditions:

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Prevalance of Rheumatic conditions: nearly 43 Americans have arthritis or a rheumatic disease (CDC); 40 million people in the United States (NIAMS)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 6,325,581 or 0.00% or 43 people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Rheumatic conditions: An estimated 40 million people in the United States have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions. By the year 2020, this number is expected to reach 59 million. Rheumatic diseases are the leading cause of disability among adults age 65 and older. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Prevelance statistics about Rheumatic conditions:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Rheumatic conditions:

  • 1.3% of population self-reported having rheumatism in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1.3% of male population self-reported having rheumatism in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1.4% of female population self-reported having rheumatism n in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 248,000 people self-reported having rheumatism in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 114,000 men self-reported having rheumatism in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 134,000 women self-reported having rheumatism in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Society statistics for Rheumatic conditions

Hospitalization statistics for Rheumatic conditions:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Rheumatic conditions:

  • 2.77% (353,146) of hospital episodes were for arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultations for arthropathy required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital episodes for arthropathies were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital episodes for arthropathies were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital admissions for arthropathy required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospitalisations for arthropathies occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospitalisations for arthropathies occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospitalisations for arthropathies were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.88% (1,510.324) of hospital bed days were for arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Physician office visit statistics for Rheumatic conditions:

The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Rheumatic conditions:

  • 21,458,000 people visited a physician’s office for rheumatism in the US 2001 (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001)

About statistics:

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