Table 3.2.2 Hospital admission rates (per 100 000 adult population) for upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage as reported from various regional studies in the UK and in other countries

CountryCity/regionStudy periodNo of casesHospital admission rate per 100 000 adult populationAuthors and reference
*Admission rates are expressed per 100 000 general population, instead of the usual 100 000 adult population for upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, and therefore underreport incidence in comparison with the other studies; †admission rates are calculated from the cited number of cases and total populations served by the hospital(s).
UK studies:
UKOxford1953–1967214947*†Schiller KF et al, 197084
UKOxford1981–198212556*†Berry AR et al, 198485
UKNE Scotland1967–1968817116Johnston SJ et al, 197386
UKNewport, Gwent1980–198133052*†Madden MV and Griffith GH, 198587
UKNottingham1984–1986101764*†Katschinski BD et al, 198988
UKBath1986–198843070*†Holman RA et al, 199089
UKNE Scotland1991–19931098117Masson J et al, 199690
UKnorth west Thames1991–1993NA91Rockall TA et al, 199591
UKSouth west Thames1991–1993NA99Rockall TA et al, 199591
UKWest Midlands1991–1993NA102Rockall TA et al, 199591
UKTrent1991–1993NA107Rockall TA et al, 199591
UKWest of Scotland1992–19931882172Blatchford O et al, 199792
Foreign studies:
SwedenVarberg1957–1961283121*Herner B and Lauritzen G, 196593
SwedenSundsvall1980–1988978100*Henriksson AE and Svensson JO, 199194
SpainCordoba1983–19883270160*Mino Fugarolas G et al, 199295
DenmarkOdense1990–199218388Hallas J et al, 199596
USASan Diego1991–1994258102*Longstreth GF, 199597
Saudi ArabiaAbha1991–199324031Ahmed ME et al, 199798
FinlandCentral province1992–199429868Soplepmann J et al, 199799
EstoniaTartu county1992–199427099Soplepmann J et al, 199799
NetherlandsAmsterdam1993–199495145Vreeburg EM et al, 199783
CreteHeraklion1998–1999353160Paspatis GA et al, 2000100
Italy and SpainMulticentre1998–2001281340Laporte JR et al, 2004101