This web report is part of Australian Centre for Monitoring Population Health
Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that can be painful, affect fertility and lead to reduced participation in school, work and social activities. Around 1 in 7 women born in 1973–78 were diagnosed with endometriosis by age 44–49.
This report brings together the latest data to highlight the impact of endometriosis in Australia. It includes information on prevalence, hospitalisations, emergency department presentations, burden of disease and health system expenditure.
- Cat. no: PHE 329
18 out of every 1,000 hospitalisations among females aged 15–44 were related to endometriosis
The median age of endometriosis-related hospitalisations is decreasing
The rate of endometriosis hospitalisations has doubled among females aged 20–24 in the past decade
Endometriosis is the 3rd leading cause of non-fatal disease burden due to female reproductive and maternal conditions