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Table 2 Characteristics of the studied and Swiss populations (20052006 average)

From: Comparing potentially avoidable hospitalization rates related to ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Switzerland: the need to refine the definition of health conditions and to adjust for population health status

Characteristics Studied population Swiss population
  N = 2,022,019 N = 7,483,934
Age group in years, %   
0–19 18.9 21.8
20–39 27.2 27.1
40–64 35.8 35.0
65–79 12.1 11.5
80 and over 6.0 4.6
Female, %   
Deductible level, % 50.7 51.0
<300 14.6 14.1
300 45.0 45.1
>300 40.4 40.8
Death rate per 1,000 patients, per year 7.7 8.1
Incidence rate of hospitalization per 1,000 insured, per year 144 149
Incidence rate of PAH per 1,000 insured, per year 6.33 6.40
  1. Sources.
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Neuchâtel. Resident population by age from 1960 to 2009. [http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/fr/index/themen/01/02]
  3. Hospital statistics 2005. Standard tables. Neuchâtel, SFSO, 2007.
  4. Hospital statistics 2006. Standard tables. Neuchâtel, SFSO, 2008.