Statistics about Wrist fracture


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Wrist fracture. The term 'prevalence' of Wrist fracture usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Wrist fracture at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Wrist fracture refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Wrist fracture 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 Wrist fracture: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Wrist fracture)
  Incidence (annual) of Wrist fracture: at least 250,000 wrist fractures (the number caused by osteoporosis annually in the USA)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,088 or 0.09% or 250,000 people in USA [about data]
Society statistics for Wrist fracture
  Hospitalization statistics for Wrist fracture: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Wrist fracture:
  • 0.161% (20,491) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level 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 fracture at wrist and hand level occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture at wrist and hand level were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.077% (40,373) of hospital bed days were for fracture at wrist and hand level in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Last revision: June 5, 2003

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