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Table 1 Estimated incidence of VTE from studies in Western and Asian populations [3, 13, 15,16,17,18,19,20]

From: The diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism in Asian patients

  Western countries Asian countries
Incidencea UK Norway US (age-adjusted) Taiwanb Hong Kong Japanc Koreac (age-adjusted) Singapored
VTE 75 143 117 16 17 NR 14 57
DVT 40 93 48 NR NR 12 5 NR
PE 34 50 69 NR NR 6 7 15
  1. aFirst incidence per 100,000 person-years unless indicated otherwise
  2. bCrude incidence
  3. cOverall incidence
  4. dOverall incidence (Chinese, Indian, Malay)
  5. DVT deep vein thrombosis, NR not reported, PE pulmonary embolism, VTE venous thromboembolism