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Table 3 Association between introduction of the alcopops tax in April 2008 and total rate of ED 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 · 60 (−0 · 16 to 1 · 35) −0 · 10 (−0 · 12 to −0 · 07)
15-17 years Female 2 · 26 (−1 · 06 to 5 · 59) −0 · 24 (−0 · 35 to - 0 · 12)
Male 3 · 91 (0 · 98 to 6 · 82) −0 · 20 (−0 · 29 to −0 · 10)
18-24 years Female −0 · 70 (−3 · 07 to 1 · 68) −0 · 37 (−0 · 45 to −0 · 29)
Male 2 · 64 (0 · 25 to 5 · 03) −0 · 26 (−0 · 34 to −0 · 18)
25-49 years Female 0 · 49 (−0 · 29 to 1 · 26) −0 · 08 (−0 · 10 to −0 · 05)
Male 0 · 30 (−1 · 04 to 1 · 64) −0 · 08 (−0 · 13 to −0 · 04)
50-64 years Female 1 · 22 (0 · 41 to 2 · 03) −0 · 05 (−0 · 08 to −0 · 02)
Male −0 · 58 (−2 · 08 to 0 · 92) −0 · 03 (−0 · 08 to 0 · 02)
65 years and over Female 0 · 05 (−0 · 40 to 0 · 51) −0 · 007 (−0 · 02 to 0 · 008)
Male 0 · 69 (−0 · 38 to 1 · 77) −0 · 02 (−0 · 06 to 0 · 02)
  1. CI – confidence interval.