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Table 2 Description of the rate of ED visits per a year of person-time and the proportion of frequent ED users

From: Socio-demographic differences in the frequent use of emergency department care by older persons: a population-based study in Stockholm County

    65–79 yrs 80+ yrs
Totsl   Men   Women   Men   Women  
N = 356,375   n = 124,232   n = 138,187   n = 34,263   n = 59,693  
ED rate FED% ED rate FED% ED rate FED% ED rate FED% ED rate FED%
  Total = 0.56 2.5 0.43 1.9 0.37 1.6 1.12 5.3 0.95 4.2%
Income Group 1 low 0.77 3.6 0.65 3.4 0.54 3.6 1.32 6.4 1.00 4.4
Group 2 0.74 3.4 0.60 2.9 0.48 2.3 1.16 6.3 0.99 4.4
Group 3 0.55 2.5 0.44 2.0 0.35 1.4 1.08 5.2 0.86 4.1
Group 4 0.39 1.6 0.35 1.4 0.27 1.0 0.97 5.0 0.81 3.7
Group 5 high 0.35 1.3 0.30 1.1 0.26 1.9 1.01 4.6 0.87 2.7
Residential area Rest 0.56 2.5 0.42 1.9 0.37 1.6 1.13 5.4 0.95 4.1
Disadvantaged 0.55 3.2 0.51 3.0 0.46 2.3 0.73 3.6 0.85 5.9
Country of birth Sweden 0.56 2.5 0.41 1.9 0.37 1.5 1.13 5.4 0.95 4.1
Other 0.45 2.4 0.38 2.0 0.36 1.6 0.71 4.3 0.70 4.2
Living situation Cohabiting 0.44 1.9 0.37 1.6 0.30 1.2 1.03 4.9 0.83 3.7
Alone 0.63 3.0 0.49 2.4 0.42 1.9 1.18 5.8 0.98 4.5
Institution 1.04 4.2 1.24 6.4 0.96 5.1 1.32 5.2 0.93 3.2
Multi-morbidity None 0.20 0.5 0.17 0.4 0.15 0.4 0.48 1.5 0.45 1.0
1 condition 0.29 0.8 0.24 0.8 0.21 0.6 0.59 2.0 0.59 1.3
2–4 conditions 0.49 1.9 0.41 1.7 0.36 1.3 0.85 3.5 0.75 2.8
≥5 conditions 1.31 7.4 1.16 6.7 0.96 5.7 1.82 9.8 1.50 8.2
Home-health care None 0.44 1.7 0.37 1.5 0.32 1.2 0.86 3.4 0.73 2.4
Basic care 1.98 12.7 2.03 16.2 1.81 12.2 2.40 14.7 1.84 11.1
Advanced care 3.16 18.8 3.26 19.1 2.88 18.7 3.64 21.3 2.95 16.1
Outpatient care 0–5 visits 0.23 0.2 0.14 0.1 0.10 0.1 0.88 0.4 0.66 0.4
6–10 visits 0.34 0.7 0.28 0.6 0.22 0.3 0.72 1.4 0.60 1.3
>  10 visits 0.93 5.2 0.85 4.1 0.70 3.6 1.33 8.3 1.17 6.7
Died in 2014 Survived 0.43 2.2 0.35 1.7 0.33 1.4 0.74 4.7 0.70 3.9
Died 3.79 9.6 4.02 11.8 3.68 11.9 4.41 11.0 3.33 7.1
  1. *The proportion of frequent ED users (FED %)
  2. *The rate of ED visits per a year person-time