Table 2

Total number of cleft-related procedure admissions and days in hospital for (A) non-syndromic and (B) syndromic cleft patients in the first 2 years of life, according to cleft type; year of birth 1997–2008

Cleft typeN*Total number of admissionsTotal number of days in hospital
Mean(SD)MedianMean(SD)Median
(A) Non-syndromic patients
 CL23261.2(0.4)14.0(2.0)4
 CP30041.2(0.5)15.0(3.8)4
 UCLP18772.3(0.7)29.0(4.4)8
 BCLP8802.6(0.9)211.2(8.5)10
 All8087†1.6(0.8)16.3(5.0)5
(B) Syndromic patients
 CL1801.4(0.7)111.0(40.0)4
 CP16231.2(0.5)16.4(12.7)5
 UCLP2112.2(0.8)213.7(23.7)9
 BCLP1802.6(1.0)219.1(43.3)11
 All21941.5(0.8)18.5(21.7)5
  • Hospital Episode Statistics, England 1997–2011.

  • *Private, non-UK patients are excluded.

  • †Not all patients included in the analyses had a cleft-related procedure admission within the first 2 years of life.

  • BCLP, bilateral cleft lip and palate; CL, cleft lip; CP, cleft palate; UCLP, unilateral cleft lip and plate.