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Table 1 Age-sex prevalence and utilization of patients receiving intra-articular hyaluronic acid treatment in 2004

From: Intra-articular hyaluronic acid for treatment of osteoarthritis: a nationwide study among the older population of Taiwan

  No. of NHI beneficiaries No. of HA patients (%) HA visits per patient in 2004, mean ± SD
Age Male Female Total Male Female Male Female
60–69 710,174 767,070 1,477,244 3,421 (0.5) 12,587 (1.6) 5.6 ± 3.3 5.7 ± 3.1
70–79 547,817 492,487 1,040,664 5,298 (1.0) 10,715 (2.2) 5.7 ± 3.5 5.8 ± 3.4
80 191,697 199,614 391,311 1,654 (0.9) 2,192 (1.1) 5.6 ± 3.5 5.4 ± 3.2