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Table 4 Top 5 Adult and paediatric individual Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) compared to total ACSCs by gender and locality in Victoria (2003-04)

From: Patient characteristics associated with hospitalisations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Victoria, Australia

  Male Female(Reference) OR*(LCI, UCI) Predictor direction* (p<0.05) Rural Metro(Reference) OR*(LCI, UCI) Predictor direction* (p<0.05)
Adult
Diabetes complications 30,861 24,146 1.57 (1.44, 1.71) Male 19,294 35,713 1.13 (0.90, 1.40)
COPD 7,428 6,127 1.29 (1.16, 1.42) Male 4,680 8,875 1.06 (0.95, 1.17)
Dehydration & gastroenteritis 4,686 7,459 0.63 (0.58, 0.68) Female 3,726 8,419 0.87 (0.72, 1.05)
Congestive heart failure 5,662 6,014 0.97 (0.91, 1.04) 3,710 7,966 0.92 (0.80, 1.06)
Angina 4,934 6,196 1.33 (1.22, 1.45) Male 4,525 6,605 1.40 (1.20, 1.63) Rural
Total ACSCs 72,149 74,794 1.00 (Reference) 49,118 97,825 1.00 (Reference)
Paediatric
Dental Conditions 2,987 2,718 0.92 (0.86, 0.98) Female 2,561 3,144 1.68 (1.33, 2.13) Rural
Asthma 2,845 1,797 1.49 (1.39, 1.59) Male 1,345 3,297 0.66 (0.55, 0.79) Metro
Ear, nose & throat infection 2,216 1,861 1.03 (0.96, 1.10) 1,530 2,547 1.08 (0.84, 1.38)
Convulsions & epilepsy 1,164 961 1.04 (0.94, 1.16) 774 1,351 1.02 (0.80, 1.29)
Pyelonephritis 382 768 0.41 (0.34, 0.48) Female 291 859 0.58 (0.50, 0.68) Metro
Total ACSCs 10,860 9,321 1.00 (Reference) 7,288 12,893 1.00 (Reference)
  1. Data are presented as univariable odds ratios (OR) and 95% lower and upper confidence intervals (LCI, UCI) for gender and locality predictors.
  2. * Bold indicates OR < 0.50.