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Table 1 Characteristics of hospitalisations for cardiovascular disease and subgroups

From: Impact of population ageing on the costs of hospitalisations for cardiovascular disease: a population-based data linkage study

  CVD Chronic conditions ACS Stroke
Total episodes 25,126 (100.0) 11,334 (45.1) 10,845 (43.5) 2,947 (11.7)
1993/94 10,592 (100.0) 4,645 (43.9) 4,669 (44.1) 1,278 (12.1)
2003/04 14,534 (100.0) 6,689 (46.0) 6,176 (42.5) 1,669 (11.5)
Age (mean (SD))     
1993/94 70.3 (12.9) 73.2 (12.5) 67.4 (12.9) 69.9 (12.2)
2003/04 69.7 (13.8) 71.3 (13.4) 67.8 (13.6) 70.5 (15.2)
Sex     
1993/94     
Men 6,064 (57.3) 2,354 (50.7) 2,903 (62.2) 807 (63.1)
Women 4,528 (42.7) 2,291 (49.3) 1,766 (37.8) 471 (36.9)
2003/04     
Men 8,760 (60.3) 3,991 (59.7) 3,927 (63.6) 842 (50.4)
Women 5,774 (39.7) 2,698 (40.3) 2,249 (36.4) 827 (49.6)
Number of episode per capita (per 100,000)   
1993/94 852.6 373.9 375.8 102.9
2003/04 972.4 447.5 413.2 111.7
Mean cost per episode (A$)    
1993/94 6,013.5 (4,134.4) 5,280.7 (2,441.1) 6,482.8 (5,126.7) 6,962.8 (4,512.5)
2003/04 8,040.3 (8,957.9) 6,428.8 (7,002.4) 8,548.1 (8,276.1) 12,619.4 (14,718.5)