Table 1

Type of haemorrhage and age group.

n (rate per 10 000/year)
Aged <1 yearsAged 1–2 yearsAged 2–3 years
QResearch (5 years data)
 Denominator193 591224 612222 974
 Haemoptysis19 (0.98)20 (0.89)6 (0.27)
 Epistaxis140 (7.20)524 (23.6)812 (36.5)
 Bleeding gums3 (0.15)23 (1.02)30 (1.36)
 Haematemesis67 (3.46)45 (2.00)29 (1.30)
 Pulmonary haemorrhage11 (0.57)2 (0.08)1 (0.04)
ISD (8 years data)
 Denominator25 282
 Haemoptysis4 (1.58)
 Epistaxis49 (19.7)
  • QResearch = predominantly England and Wales database; ISD = Information Services Division of the Scottish Health Service database.