Basic Summary for Allergic rhinitis


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Main name of condition: Allergic rhinitis


What is Allergic rhinitis?
  Brief description of Allergic rhinitis: Any nasal allergy such as hay fever or perennial rhinitis
  Parent types of Allergic rhinitis: Immune disorders, Allergic Disorders, Allergies, Nose conditions
  Organs Affected by Allergic rhinitis: nose, immune system
  Types of Allergic rhinitis: Hay fever, Perennial rhinitis
How many people get Allergic rhinitis?
  Prevalance of Allergic rhinitis: 10% of the population with allergic rhinitis/hay fever in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  Prevalance Rate of Allergic rhinitis: approx 1 in 10 or 10.00% or 27.2 million people in USA [about data]
What causes Allergic rhinitis?
  Causes of Allergic rhinitis: see causes of Allergic rhinitis
  Risk factors for Allergic rhinitis: see risk factors for Allergic rhinitis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Allergic rhinitis: see treatments for Allergic rhinitis
Society issues for Allergic rhinitis
  Hospitalization statistics for Allergic rhinitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Allergic rhinitis:
  • 0.007% (844) of hospital consultant episodes were for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (392) of hospital bed days were for vasomotor and allergic rhinitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.016% (2,039) of hospital consultant episodes were for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (1,652) of hospital bed days were for chronic rhinitis nasopharyngitis and pharyngitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Physician office visits for Allergic rhinitis: 12 million people visited a physician’s office for allergic rhinitis in the US 2001 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001 Summary, NCHS, CDC)

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