Leiomyoma-related hospitalization and surgery: prevalence and predicted growth based on population trends.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To estimate leiomyoma-related inpatient care in the United States for 2007 with predictions for the ensuing 40 years. STUDY DESIGN: We used the 2007 Nationwide Inpatient Sample to estimate hospitalizations and inpatient surgeries for uterine leiomyoma in US women 15 to 54 years. We used the US Census Bureau population projections to predict leiomyoma-related inpatient care through 2050. RESULTS: In 2007, 355,135 women were hospitalized for leiomyoma (rate = 42 per 10,000 women-years). Black women had increased rates of hospitalization, hysterectomy, and myomectomy (relative risk, 3.5, 2.4, 6.8, respectively) compared with white women. Leiomyoma-related hospitalizations are predicted to increase 23% (to 437,874) between 2007 and 2050, with 20% and 31% increases in leiomyoma-related hysterectomies and myomectomies. CONCLUSION: Leiomyoma-related inpatient care and major surgery remains substantial despite advances in less invasive treatment options. Given population growth, the projected burden of leiomyoma-related inpatient care will increase significantly by 2050, differentially impacting black vs white women.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wechter, ME; Stewart, EA; Myers, ER; Kho, RM; Wu, JM

Published Date

  • November 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 205 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 492.e1 - 492.e5

PubMed ID

  • 22035951

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3746963

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.07.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States