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Table 2 Association between introduction of the Goods and Services Tax in July 2000 and the total rate of emergency department presentations for acute alcohol problems to 39 NSW hospitals, by age and sex, 1997-2011

From: Alcopops, taxation and harm: a segmented time series analysis of emergency department presentations

Age group Sex Level change/100 000 population (95% CI) Slope change/100 000/month (95% CI)
Overall   −0 · 87 (−1 · 40 to −0 · 35) 0 · 046 (0 · 037 to 0 · 054)
15-17 years Female −0 · 46 (−3 · 73 to 2 · 82) 0 · 08 (−0 · 04 to 0 · 20)
Male −2 · 30 (−5 · 18 to 0 · 58) 0 · 02 (−0 · 09 to 0 · 12)
18-24 years Female −2 · 53 (−4 · 87 to −0 · 19) 0 · 14 (0 · 05 to 0 · 22)
Male −3 · 48 (−5 · 84 to −1 · 13) −0 · 01 (−0 · 09 to 0 · 08)
25-49 years Female −0 · 77 (−1 · 53 to −0 · 005) 0 · 02 (−0 · 01 to 0 · 04)
Male −2 · 56 (−3 · 88 to −1 · 24) 0 · 03 (−0 · 02 to 0 · 08)
50-64 years Female −0 · 41 (−1 · 21 to 0 · 39) 0 · 004 (−0 · 03 to 0 · 02)
Male −1 · 87 (−3 · 35 to −0 · 39) −0 · 05 (−0 · 10 to 0 · 003)
65 years and over Female −0 · 13 (−0 · 58 to 0 · 31) −0 · 0003 (−0 · 017 to 0 · 016)
Male −0 · 56 (−1 · 62 to 0 · 49) 0 · 01 (−0 · 02 to 0 · 05)
  1. CI – confidence interval.