Women over 60 more likely to be admitted to hospital for anxiety
- 20 Feb
Health authority figures show that women over the age of 60 are most likely to be admitted to hospital for anxiety issues.
According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre, in the twelve months to November last year, 28% of anxiety admissions in England were women aged 60 and over.
The most common age group for anxiety in men was between 45 and 49, with girls between 15 and 19 most likely to be admitted for stress, reports the BBC.
The report has been commissioned by the NHS and is part of an analysis of data from hospitals in England. It analysed 8,720 admissions to hospital for anxiety and 4,840 for stress between December 2012 and November 2013.
In the study it found that women were more likely than men to be admitted to hospital for anxiety, with women making up three out of every five admissions. Findings also revealed that anxiety increased as people got older, whilst stress admissions for adults over 45 decreased with age.
Alan Perkins, chief executive at the HSCIC, said: "Today's report shows striking age patterns in admissions for anxiety, and some interesting age and gender patterns for stress cases. Hospitals have dealt with fewer admissions for anxiety and stress compared to last year but the higher rates of anxiety in the older generation could be an area for concern."
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