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Table 4 Attributable risk percent values (and 95% confidence intervals) for the contribution of statistically significant risk factors the number of ED presentations and hospital admissions in western Sydney, Australia (over 24 months)

From: Demographic and clinical predictors of unplanned hospital utilisation among chronically ill patients: a prospective cohort study

  Number of hospital admissions Number of ED presentations
Sex 13.3 (2.7, 23.5) 4.5 (0.0, 12.8)
Marital Status - 0.0 (0.0, 0.0)
Carer Status 77.1 (74.4, 79.5) 77.0 (73.8, 79.8)
Visual Impairment - -
Heart Disease Comorbidity - -
Respiratory Comorbidity 15.5 (4.4, 26.2) -
Musculoskeletal Comorbidity 0.0 (0.0, 0.0) 0.0 (0.0, 0.0)
Prior ED Presentations - -
Prior Hospital Admissions 20.7 (8.4, 80.7) 24.9 (10.8, 61.6)