How does the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) vary by age?

Updated: Nov 05, 2020
  • Author: Vera A De Palo, MD, MBA, FCCP; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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According to the CDC, the estimated annual average number (for years 2007-2009) of hospitalizations in which VTE was diagnosed was as follows for specific adult age groups [17] :

  • Aged 18-39 years - 54,034
  • Aged 40-59 years - 143,354
  • Aged 60 years or older - 350,208

The estimated annual average rate (for years 2007-2009) of hospitalizations in which VTE was diagnosed was as follows for specific adult age groups:

  • Aged 18-39 - 60/100,000 population
  • Aged 40-49 - 143/100,000 population
  • Aged 50-59 years - 200/100,000 population
  • Aged 60-69 years - 391/100,000
  • Aged 70-79 years - 727/100,000
  • Aged 80 years or older - 1134/100,000

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