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Table 2 Demography of episodes: Annual episode rates per 100,000 and relative risk (males to females) between 1997/8 and 2003/4

From: Water incident related hospital activity across England between 1997/8 and 2003/4: a retrospective descriptive study

  1998–9 1999/00 2000- 2001–2 2002–3 2003–4
Relative Risk (M:F) 2.7 2.3 2.8 3.0 2.6 2.5
(CIU – CIL) (2.4 – 3.1) (2.3 – 3.0) (2.4 – 3.2) (2.6 – 3.5) (2.3 – 3.0) (2.2 – 2.9)
Overall Rate per 100,000 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2
(CIU – CIL) (2.0 – 2.4) (2.1 – 2.7) (1.8 – 2.3) (1.8 – 2.4) (1.8 – 2.3) (2.0 – 2.6)
Age       
0–14       
Count 362 395 337 310 292 341
Rate per 100, 000 3.9 4.2 3.6 3.3 3.1 3.6
(CIU – CIL) (3.5 – 4.3) (3.8 – 4.6) (3.2 – 4.0) (2.9 – 3.7) (2.8 – 3.5) (3.2 – 4.0)
15–59       
Count 632 726 615 667 640 653
Rate per 100, 000 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.3 2.2 2.2
(CIU – CIL) (1.9 – 2.3) (2.3 – 2.6) (1.9 – 2.2) (2.0 – 2.4) (2.0 – 2.3) (2.0 – 2.4)
Over 60       
Count 111 139 126 138 134 170
Rate per 100, 000 1.1 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.7
(CIU – CIL) (0.9 – 1.3) (1.1 – 1.6) (1.0 – 1.5) (1.1 – 1.6) (1.1 – 1.5) (1.4 – 1.9)