Statistics about Acne


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

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Acne: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Acne)
  Prevalance of Acne: 17 million Americans, almost 85% of people 12-24 years of age.
  Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 16 or 6.25% or 17 million people in USA [about data]
  Lifetime risk for Acne: about 85% of people (mostly in the teen years)
  Prevalance of Acne: Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne, making it the most common skin disease. 1 ... Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne, making it the most common skin disease. 2
Society statistics for Acne
  Hospitalization statistics for Acne: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Acne:
  • 0.003% (349) of hospital consultant episodes were for acne in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for acne required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for acne were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for acne were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for acne required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acne in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for acne in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for acne in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for acne 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 acne occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for acne were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0003% (169) of hospital bed days were for acne in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Health Topics Questions and Answers About Acne: NIDDK
2. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Acne: NIAMS

Last revision: May 20, 2003

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