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Statistics about Somatoform Disorders

Society statistics for Somatoform Disorders

Hospitalization statistics for Somatoform Disorders:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Somatoform Disorders:

  • Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders resulted in 49,415 hospitalisations in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders accounted for 210,115 patient days inhospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0.012% (1,570) of hospital consultant episodes were for somatoform disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for somatoform disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37% of hospital consultant episodes for somatoform disorders were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63% of hospital consultant episodes for somatoform disorders were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for somatoform disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for somatoform disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for somatoform disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for somatoform disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for somatoform disorders occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for somatoform disorders occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for somatoform disorders were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.02% (10,004) of hospital bed days were for somatoform disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.00004% (5) of hospital consultant episodes were for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for were for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for were for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0004% (233) of hospital bed days were for in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • Hospitalization statistics in Australia in psychiatric hospitals:
    • 2,169 hospital episodes in public psychiatric hospitals were for neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 19.6% of hospitalisations in public psychiatric hospitals for neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders were single day episodes in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 99% of hospitalisations in public psychiatric hospitals for neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders were by public patients in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Hospitalisations for neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders at public psychiatric hospitals occurred in 1.1 people per 10,000 population in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • 6.3 days was the mean length of stay for neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders in public psychiatric hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)
    • Excluding same day episodes, 7.6 days was the mean length of stay in public psychiatric hospitals for neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders in Australia 2001-02 (Australian Hospital Data, AIHW, Australia, 2001-02)

About statistics:

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