Chronic Sinusitis

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Number of adults with diagnosed sinusitis: 28.9 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed sinusitis: 11.6%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2018, Tables A-2b, A-2c pdf icon[PDF – 166 KB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with chronic sinusitis as the primary diagnosis: 4.1 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, Table 15 pdf icon[PDF – 906 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Number of visits to emergency departments with chronic sinusitis as the primary diagnosis: 389,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 Emergency Department Summary Tables, Table 12 pdf icon[PDF – 978 KB]

Page last reviewed: January 20, 2017