Uterine Fibroids and the U.S. Population

In 2010, the U.S. Population is ~308 Million.

About 51% of the U.S. Population is women, so about 157 Million are women and girls.

About 138 Million of the U.S. Population are women over 19.

Studies have shown that about 79% of women have uterine fibroids, so in 2010, 109 Million women have uterine fibroids.

Only about 30% of women will require some form of treatment for uterine fibroids, which is around 33 Million women over 19 currently in the U.S.

Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States. Hysterectomy is the second most frequent major surgical procedure among reproductive-aged women.

http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/womensrh/00-04-FS_Hysterectomy.htm

  • During 2000–2004, the three conditions most often associated with hysterectomy were uterine leiomyoma ("fibroid tumors"), endometriosis, and uterine prolapse.
  • The proportion of hysterectomies with an indication of uterine leiomyoma decreased significantly over the study period from 44.2% in 2000 to 38.7% in 2004.

If the 2004 rate of hysterectomy for uterine fibroids remains the same in 2010, then over 232,000 women will have a hysterectomy this year for this benign condition with several less invasive treatment options.