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Table 3 Leading ICD Chapters for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal episodes, by frequent use intensity and duration, 2005–2013

From: Frequent use of hospital inpatient services during a nine year period: a retrospective cohort study

Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal
Single FU year
 v high usersa (%) n = 4 871 (%) n = 10 577
  21.2 health status & health services factors  38.4 health status & health services factors
  12.2 pregnancy-related conditions  10.0 neoplasms
  10.3 injury, poisoning & external causes  9.2 pregnancy-related conditions
 high usersb (%) n = 15 592 (%) n = 16 067
  19.0 pregnancy-related conditions  20.2 pregnancy-related conditions
  16.4 injury, poisoning & external causes  11.0 health status & health services factors
  8.9 respiratory diseases  8.8 digestive system diseases
 often usersc (%) n = 17 633 (%) n = 17 698
  19.1 pregnancy-related conditions  19.6 pregnancy-related conditions
  18.3 injury, poisoning & external causes  11.4 diseases of the digestive system
  8.8 respiratory diseases  9.4 injury, poisoning & external causes
Multiple FU years
 v high users (%) n = 12 216 (%) n = 10 973
  19.9 respiratory diseases  35.2 health status & health services factors
  13.6 symptoms, & abnormal findings, not elsewhere classified  11.7 endocrine diseases
  10.6 injury, poisoning & external causes  8.2 blood & blood forming organs diseases
 high users (%) n = 28 009 (%) n = 13 025
  18.2 injury, poisoning & external causes  11.0 symptoms & abnormal findings, not elsewhere classified
  14.4 respiratory diseases  10.0 circulatory system diseases
  9.6 Symptoms & abnormal findings, not elsewhere classified  10.0 respiratory diseases
 often users (%) n = 12 216 (%) n = 6 613
  18.5 injury, poisoning & external causes  11.3 respiratory diseases
  11.8 respiratory diseases  10.9 symptoms & abnormal findings, not elsewhere classified
  10.2 pregnancy-related conditions  10.5 circulatory system diseases
  1. avery high users - average 8+ episodes per FU year
  2. bhigh users - average 5.0–7.9 episodes per FU year
  3. coften users - average 4.0–4.9 episodes per FU year