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Table 3 Point prevalence (n./million of inhabitants) of home artificial nutrition (HAN), both parenteral (HPN) and enteral (HE), in the individual administrative regions in Italy in 2012. Cases for age and disease categories, and total cases. Comparison with the HAN prevalence observed in the survey carried out in 2005 was calculated as the 2012 to 2005 ratio

From: Development of home artificial nutrition in Italy over a seven year period: 2005–2012

  Regional Aging Index Adult Paediatric Total HAN (HPN + HEN) by disease category   
  HPNa HEN HPNa HEN Onco Neuro GI-dis Other Total
HAN
2012/2005
HAN Ratio
Valle d’Aosta 149.7 31.2 226.2 0 0 85.7 155.9 23.4 0 257.3  
Piemonte 177.7 50.0 222.1 2.7 38.6 66.4 189.3 24.9 32.7 313.4 1.35b
Lombardia 141.1 28.9 315.5 4.4 30.1 71.9 232.1 34.1 58.3 378.8  
Veneto 139.8 47.2 413.2 1.9 36.2 92.4 361.4 11.7 32.9 498.5 1.67
Friuli-Ven-Giulia 186.2 15.8 227.0 2.6 168.9 58.0 319.2 11.1 26.3 414.2 1.60
Liguria 232.0 43.4 242.7 6.0 40.9 76.6 224.8 31.3 0 333.0  
Emilia-Romagna 167.2 37.0 321.7 2.7 22.3 53.5 282.1 18.8 24.8 383.7 1.14
Toscana 182.9 79.3 449.3 6.3 40.3 84.1 429.8 15.8 44.8 575.2 2.68b
Umbria 178.8 40.2 770.1 5.2 13.0 75.1 735.0 12.1 5.1 828.4 2.30
Marche 168.7 73.5 689.3 1.2 23.0 106.0 554.5 26.8 100.3 787.6 1.06
Lazio 142.0 28.4 205.8 3.4 32.3 47.8 158.1 29.0 42.2 279.9 1.70
Abruzzo 163.2 8.3 136.0 2.8 1.4 16.6 105.5 3.7 22.2 148.5 0.63
Molise 175.8 28.1 315.8 0 25.0 75.0 293.9 0 0 369.0 2.64
Campania 98.7 52.1 84.0 4.1 21.0 59.3 75.2 16.6 12.6 161.2 2.52b
Basilicata 150.6 78.3 32.3 1.7 11.9 59.5 61.2 3.4 0 124.2 0.80b
Puglia 125.2 69.4 85.5 3.4 5.9 45.4 90.1 17.8 12.2 164.2 1.91b
Calabria 132.0 19.4 58.2 5.0 18.4 42.7 38.7 10.4 8.9 100.9 3.06b
Sicilia 122.2 61.0 145.8 11.1 29.0 69.9 148.3 19.7 8.9 246.8 4.41
  1. Regional aging index: %population ≥ 65 yrs/%population < 15 yrs; apatients receiving both HPN and HEN were included in the HPN group
  2. Abbreviations: Onco oncological; neuro: neurological; GI-dis gastrointestinal disease
  3. badministrative regions which issued or modified their HAN regulation after the 2005 survey