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

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

  • Males - 250,973
  • Females - 296,623

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