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Table 3 Age- and sex-specific mean in-hospital days, physician visits and drugs for the treatment of chronic conditions

From: Official statistics and claims data records indicate non-response and recall bias within survey-based estimates of health care utilization in the older population

   Males Females Age/sex standard
  Age group (years) 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85-90 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85-90  
Inhospital days KORA-Age 2.8 2.5 3.1 3.3 5.4 3.7 2.7 3.7 4.0 5.1 3.4
AOK SHI fund 2009* 2.4 4.9 5.1 5.5 7.0 3.7 3.2 5.1 5.0 5.7 4.3
Delta as a % 18% −49% −40% −40% −23% 1% −14% −27% −20% −11% −21%
AOK SHI fund 2006 3.6 4.1 4.5 5.1 5.3 2.3 3.4 4.0 4.6 5.3 3.9
Delta 2006 as a % −22% −39% −31% −35% 2% 63% −21% −7% −14% −3% −13%
Physician visits KORA-Age 9.2 9.5 10.7 12.7 13.2 9.8 10.7 11.4 14.4 13.0 10.9
AOK SHI fund 2009* 29.0 36.3 38.7 39.8 43.0 33.0 36.2 39.2 37.4 40.5 35.9
Delta as a % −68% −74% −72% −68% −69% −70% −70% −71% −62% −68% −70%
AOK SHI fund 2006 28.2 33.3 36.0 37.1 38.4 30.1 32.3 33.8 36.2 38.2 33.1
Delta 2006 as a % −67% −71% −70% −66% −66% −68% −67% −66% −60% −66% −67%
Number of drugs for treatment of chronic conditions KORA-Age 1.9 2.2 2.8 2.9 2.9 1.9 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.1 2.4
AOK SHI fund 2009* 2.3 2.5 2.8 2.8 3.3 2.3 2.5 3.0 3.1 3.5 2.7
Delta as a % −17% −9% 0% 4% −12% −16% −9% −12% −5% −10% −9%
AOK SHI fund 2006 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.2
Delta 2006 as a % 2% 2% 21% 24% 18% 3% 2% 6% 12% 21% 8%
  1. *Extrapolated from 2006 data.