Basic Summary for Sedative dependence


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Main name of condition: Sedative dependence
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What is Sedative dependence?
  Brief description of Sedative dependence: Addiction to sedative medications.
  Parent types of Sedative dependence: Addiction, Chemical addiction
  Organs Affected by Sedative dependence: mental, body
How many people get Sedative dependence?
  Incidence (annual) of Sedative dependence: 1,213 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
  Incidence Rate of Sedative dependence: approx 1 in 3,759 or 0.03% or 72,351 people in USA [about data]
What causes Sedative dependence?
  Class of Condition for Sedative dependence: behavior addiction
Society issues for Sedative dependence
  Hospitalization statistics for Sedative dependence: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Sedative dependence:
  • 0.002% (232) of hospital consultant episodes were for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (3,224) of hospital bed days were for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives/hypnotics in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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