The incidence of appendicitis has fortunately been declining steadily since the 1940s.

Incidence of Appendicitis

The incidence of appendicitis is about 233 cases per 100,000 people. Appendicitis occurs most frequently in people who are between 5 and 45 years old, with a mean age of 28. Males have a slightly higher rate of acute appendicitis compared to their female counterparts, with a lifetime incidence of 8.6 percent for males and 6.7 percent for women.

Appendicitis-related issues are responsible for approximately 300,000 hospital visits in the United States each year. One out of every 2,000 people has an appendectomy sometime during their lifetime.

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