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Table 5 Top 5 Adult and paediatric individual Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) in Victoria (2003-04) compared to total ACSCs by Accessibility Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) categories

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

  ARIA 3 (Less Accessible) ARIA 1-2(Reference) OR*(LCI, UCI) Predictor direction* (p<0.05) ARIA 1 (Highly Accessible) ARIA 2-3(Reference) OR*(LCI, UCI) Predictor direction* (p<0.05)
Adult
Diabetes complications 2,901 52,106 1.54 (1.00, 2.37) 47,939 7,068 0.83 (0.62, 1.11)
COPD 468 13,087 0.81 (0.61, 1.07) 11,973 1,582 1.00 (0.85, 1.17)
Dehydration & gastroenteritis 373 11,772 0.71 (0.58, 0.88) ARIA 1-2 10,838 1,307 1.10 (0.88, 1.37)
Congestive heart failure 381 11,295 0.76 (0.63, 0.92) ARIA 1-2 10,349 1,327 1.03 (0.86, 1.24)
Angina 482 10,648 1.05 (0.82, 1.34) 9,608 1,522 0.82 (0.69, 0.97) ARIA2-3
Total ACSCs 6,103 140,840 1.00 (Reference) 129,842 17,101 1.00 (Reference)
Paediatric
Dental Conditions 425 5,280 2.53 (2.01, 3.18) ARIA 3 4,845 860 0.66 (0.47, 0.94) ARIA2-3
Asthma 124 4,518 0.38 (0.29, 0.78 ) ARIA 1-2 4,181 461 1.28 (0.95, 1.71)
Ear, nose & throat infection 162 3,915 0.90 (0.75, 1.08) 3,533 544 0.84 (0.66, 1.06)
Convulsions & epilepsy 56 2,069 0.57 (0.46, 0.71) ARIA 1-2 1,937 188 1.42 (1.18, 1.72) ARIA 1
Pyelonephritis 21 1,129 0.40 (0.27, 0.58) ARIA 1-2 1,067 83 1.76 (1.34, 2.32) ARIA 1
Total ACSCs 872 19,309 1.00 (Reference) 17,801 2,380 1.00 (Reference)
  1. Data are presented as univariable odds ratios (OR) and 95% lower and upper confidence intervals (LCI, UCI) by predictors (ARIA 3 vs ARIA 1-2, and ARIA 1 vs ARIA 2-3).
  2. * Bold indicates OR > 2.00 or OR < 0.50.