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Table 2 Adrenal Insufficiency and Adrenal Crisis in Primary and Secondary Adrenal Malignancy In Patients Admitted to Hospital in NSW

From: The epidemiology of primary and secondary adrenal malignancies and associated adrenal insufficiency in hospitalised patients: an analysis of hospital admission data, NSW, Australia

  Adrenal Insufficiency
N = 182
Adrenal Crisis
N = 24
N (%) N (%)
Adrenal Malignancy
 Primary 21 (11.5) 5 (20.8)
 Secondary 161 (88.5) 19 (79.2)
Population Frequency /10,000,000/Year
 Average 20.8 2.7
Age (years)
 18–29 1 (1.2)
 30–39 4 (2.2)
 40–49 20 (11.0) 2 (8.3)
 50–59 32 (17.6) 3 (12.5)
 60–69 50 (27.5) 5 (20.8)
 70–79 57 (31.3) 14 (58.3)
 80+ 18 (9.9)
 Mean (sd) 65.7 (12.5) 68.7 (10.3)
Gender
 Male 121 (66.5) 20 (83.3) *
 Female 61 (33.5) 4 (16.6)
Admission Length (days)
 Median 7 7
 Range (IQR) 9 11.25
In-Patient Mortality 25 (13.2) 4 (16.7)
Associated Symptoms
 Hyperkalaemia 23 (12.6) 5 (20.8)
 Hyponatremia 27 (14.8) 4 (16.7)
 Hypotension 50 (27.5) 9 (37.5)
 Hypoglycaemia 7 (3.8)
  1. * p < 0.05