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Table 3 Comparison of ambulatory care sensitive condition rates by subgroups and between clusters in Finland

From: Trajectory modelling of ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Finland in 1996–2013: assessing the development of equity in primary health care through clustering of geographic areas – an observational retrospective study

   Vaccine-preventable Chronic Acute
Compared clusters   1996 2013 1996 2013 1996 2013
Men
  SRR 1.61 (1.48–1.74) 1.77 (1.67–1.87) 1.84 (1.77–1.92) 1.91 (1.81–2.01) 1.47 (1.35–1.59) 1.61 (1.50–1.73)
N to SW Rate 1530/950 1750/990 5210/2820 1980/1030 1030/700 960/590
  RD 580 (460–700) 760 (670–850) 2380 (2190–2580) 940 (840–1040) 330 (250–410) 360 (300–430)
  SRR 1.33 (1.23–1.44) 1.51 (1.43–1.60) 1.29 (1.24–1.35) 1.32 (1.25–1.39) 1.11 (1.02–1.21) 1.25 (1.16–1.34)
N to C Rate 1530/1150 1750/1160 5210/4020 1980/1500 1030/930 960/770
  RD 380 (260–500) 600 (500–690) 1190 (990–1380) 480 (380–570) 100 (20–190) 190 (120–260)
  SRR 1.21 (1.15–1.26) 1.17 (1.13–1.21) 1.42 (1.39–1.46) 1.45 (1.41–1.50) 1.32 (1.26–1.38) 1.29 (1.25–1.35)
C to SW Rate 1150/950 1160/990 4020/2820 1500/1030 930/700 770/590
  RD 200 (150–240) 170 (130–200) 1200 (1120–1270) 470 (430–500) 220 (190–260) 170 (150–200)
Women
  SRR 1.52 (1.41–1.64) 1.76 (1.67–1.87) 1.92 (1.86–1.99) 1.83 (1.75–1.91) 1.48 (1.39–1.58) 1.89 (1.78–2.00)
N to SW Rate 690/450 970/550 3520/1830 1490/820 860/580 1050/550
  RD 240 (190–290) 420 (370–470) 1690 (1580–1800) 680 (610–740) 280 (230–340) 490 (430–550)
  SRR 1.31 (1.21–1.41) 1.50 (1.41–1.59) 1.30 (1.26–1.35) 1.39 (1.33–1.46) 1.10 (1.03–1.17) 1.38 (1.30–1.47)
N to C Rate 690/530 970/650 3520/2710 1490/1070 860/790 1050/760
  RD 160 (110–210) 320 (270–380) 820 (700–930) 420 (350–490) 80 (20–130) 290 (230–350)
  SRR 1.16 (1.11–1.22) 1.18 (1.14–1.22) 1.48 (1.45–1.51) 1.31 (1.27–1.35) 1.35 (1.30–1.41) 1.37 (1.32–1.42)
C to SW Rate 530/450 650/550 2710/1830 1070/820 790/580 760/550
  RD 70 (50–100) 100 (80–120) 870 (820–930) 250 (230–280) 210 (180–230) 200 (180–230)
  1. The increase in disparities in annual trends of RDs was significant between the northern cluster and the other two clusters in vaccine-preventable ACSC rates and acute ACSC rates. In chronic ACSC rates the decrease of these disparities was significant between all three clusters. The increase in disparities in annual trends of SRRs was significant between the northern cluster and both of the two other clusters in vaccine-preventable ASCS rates in men and acute ACSC rates in both genders. The ACSC rates presented were calculated from the total population of each of the clusters and thus differ from the mean rates of health centre areas presented in Additional file 2
  2. SW = southwestern cluster
  3. C = central cluster
  4. N = northern cluster
  5. SRR = standardised rate ratios (and their 95% clearance intervals)
  6. Rate = age-standardized rates/100,000 person-years
  7. RD = rate differences (and their 95% clearance intervals)