Ascites epidemiology and demographics
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The incidence of ascites is approximately 60,000 per 100,000 individuals with cirrhosis worldwide. The incidence of ascites is approximately 75,000 per 100,000 cirrhotic individuals with a mortality rate of 50%, within 3 years. Patients of all age groups may develop ascites. Cirrhotic ascites usually affects individuals of the non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican Americans race. Males are more commonly affected by cirrhotic ascites than females. The male to female ratio is approximately 2.5 to 1.
Epidemiology and Demographics
- The incidence of ascites is approximately 60,000 per 100,000 individuals with cirrhosis worldwide.
- Among patients with ascites 8,000 to 35,000 per 100,000 individuals would involve in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP).
- The incidence of chylous ascites is approximately 5 per 100,000 individuals worldwide.
- The prevalence of ascites is approximately 75,000 per 100,000 individuals with cirrhosis in Western countries.
- The prevalence of cirrhosis, malignancy, heart failure, tuberculosis, and nephrotic syndrome is approximately 81,000, 10,000, 3,000, 2,000, and 1,000 per 100,000 individuals with ascites worldwide, respectively.
Case-fatality rate/Mortality rate
- The incidence of ascites is approximately 75,000 per 100,000 cirrhotic individuals with a mortality rate of 50%, within 3 years.
- Survival from ascites majorly depends on severity of portal hypertension, liver failure, and circulation dysfunction.
- Patients of all age groups may develop ascites.
- There is no racial predilection to ascites.
- Cirrhotic ascites usually affects individuals of the non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican Americans race.
- Ascites affects men and women equally.
- Males are more commonly affected by cirrhotic ascites than females. The male to female ratio is approximately 2.5 to 1.
- Cirrhotic ascites is a common disease that tends to affect people below the poverty and with low education level.
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