Acute Appendicitis Incidence
Facts about appendicitis:
- About 1 in 1,000 people in the US develop appendicitis each year.
- Each person in the US has a 7% chance of developing the illness during his or her lifetime.
- Appendicitis is more common in males than females.
- Although it can occur at any age, appendicitis is most common in those who are 20 to 40 years old.
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