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Table 6 Top 5 Adult and paediatric individual Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) in Victoria (2003-04) compared to total ACSCs by age and Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSED)

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

  N = OR(LCI, UCI)per 5 year increase in Age Predictor direction (p<0.05) N = OR(LCI, UCI)per decrease in each IRSED category (1-5) Predictor direction (p<0.05)
Adult
Diabetes complications 55,007 1.10 (1.08, 1.12) Older 55,007 1.14 (1.08, 1.20) Q1 (high disadvantage))
COPD 13,555 1.20 (1.18, 1.21) Older 13,555 1.00 (0.96, 1.03)
Dehydration & gastroenteritis 12,145 0.88 (0.87, 0.89) Younger 12,145 0.91 (0.85, 0.97) Q5 (low disadvantage)
Congestive heart failure 11,676 1.45 (1.41, 1.48) Older 11,676 0.95 (0.90, 1.00)
Angina 11,130 1.10 (1.09, 1.11) Older 11,130 1.03 (0.96, 1.10)
Paediatric
Dental Conditions 5,705 1.23 (1.16, 1.31) Older 5,705 1.01 (0.92, 1.11)
Asthma 4,642 0.83 (0.80, 0.88) Younger 4,642 1.08 (0.92, 1.17)
Ear, nose & throat infection 4,077 0.62 (0.57, 0.67) Younger 4,077 0.92 (0.86, 0.98) Q5 (low disadvantage)
Convulsions & epilepsy 2,125 0.89 (0.82, 0.98) Younger 2,125 0.97 (0.87, 1.08)
Pyelonephritis 1,150 0.80 (0.68, 0.93) Younger 1,150 1.06 (1.00, 1.14NN
  1. Data are presented as univariable odds ratios (OR) and 95% lower and upper confidence intervals (LCI, UCI) per 5 year increase in age and per decrease inn each IRSED category.