Silver Book Fact

Incidence of venous thromboembolism increases with age

Incidence of venous thromboembolism increases significantly with age—from less than 5 cases per 100,000 people ages 15 and younger, to around 500 cases per 100,000 people ages 80 and older.

White R. The Epidemiology of Venous Thromboembolism. Circ. 2003; 107(23 Supp 1): I4-8. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/circulationaha;107/23_suppl_1/I-4

Reference

Title
The Epidemiology of Venous Thromboembolism
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
2003
Authors
White R
Volume & Issue
Volume 107, Issue 23 Supp 1
Pages
I4-8
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • 10 million Americans are disabled as a result of stroke and heart disease.  
  • Medicare patients with sSAS have an average lifespan of 1.8 years without repair or replacement
     
  • Venous thromboembolism in hospital mortality rate
    About 1 in 8 patients who develop venous thromboembolism in the hospital will die as a result.  
  • Depression and anxiety in AFib patients
    Around 1/3 of atrial fibrillation patients have elevated levels of depression and anxiety.  
  • Of the $73.7 billion cost of stroke in 2010—$21 billion was for hospital costs, $17.1 billion for nursing home costs, $3.8 billion for physicians and other professionals, $1.3 billion for…