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Table 1 Age-sex prevalence of patients receiving NHI funded home healthcare services in 2004.

From: Home healthcare services in Taiwan: a nationwide study among the older population

No. of home healthcare patients* (% of beneficiaries) No. of home healthcare visits* (%) Home healthcarevisits per patient* mean ± SD
Age Male Female Total, n (%) Male Female Total, n (%) Male Female
65-74 2,544 (0.4) 2,756 (0.4) 5,300 (0.4) 16,880 (13.2) 19,682 (15.4) 36,562 (28.6) 6.6 ± 4.7 7.1 ± 4.9
75-84 4,100 (1.1) 5,133 (1.6) 9,233 (1.3) 24,536 (19.2) 35,548 (27.8) 60,084 (47.0) 6.0 ± 4.6 6.9 ± 5.0
≥85 1,795 (2.7) 3,155 (3.9) 4,950 (3.4) 10,397 (8.2) 20,710 (16.2) 31,107 (24.4) 5.8 ± 4.6 6.6 ± 4.9
Total 8,439 (0.8) 11,044 (1.1) 19,483 (0.9) 51,813 (40.6) 75,940 (59.4) 127,753 (100) - -
  1. *P < 0.0001, between males and females in the columns.