Wednesday, 18 June 2014

How Many People Get Pancreatitis Each Year And How Many People Die From This?

This post is different from posts in the past I will be producing figures and estimates for how many people get pancreatitis each year, In some cases providing figures for specific countries and I will also provide information on mortality rates. Mortality rates refers to how many people die each year from this condition. It was harder to produce this information in the past but new studies and medical research allow for this information to now be shared.
The Following is some interesting pancreatitis statistics for countries such as the USA, UK & Australia:

- In England (UK) over 1000 people die from acute pancreatitis each year. These figures are increasing which is a common trend across many developed countries.

- Over 200 000 Americans develop pancreatitis each year.

- The most recent data I can find for Australia is that in 2008 136 people died from acute pancreatitis. Surprisingly 65% of these fatalities involved females.

- Canada had 9500 cases of acute pancreatitis last year and Mexico had an estimated 32 000 cases. These rates are consistent with the different populations for each country.

- With a population of 4.5 million Croatia had 1400 people suffer from the acute condition.

- Serbia had 3200 cases and Italy had 17 000 cases of acute pancreatitis.

These figures are all similar. The rates of acute pancreatitis are similar and would more accurately be measured in people affected per 100 000. This is due to the countries listed above having substantial differences in total population figures.
I have researched these figures today from medical research and Government statistic websites for the various countries. This is a time consuming process however I am happy to do this as the purpose of this site is to raise awareness for pancreatitis. Remember to sign up to our email subscription service which is free and we send out information once a month or every two months. This is used to only send out important information such as the latest studies and findings on these topics.

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