Table 1:

Annual number and crude rate per 100 000 population of COPD hospital admissions by calendar year, overall and within sex and age subgroups

VariableOverallYounger adult (40–64 yr)Older adult (≥ 65 yr)
BothFemaleMaleBothFemaleMaleBothFemaleMale
16-year study period
 No. of admissions1 134 359566 550567 809240 611127 514113 097893 748439 036454 712
 Crude rate per 100 000 (95% CI)425 (424 to 426)410 (409 to 411)441 (440 to 442)127 (127 to 128)135 (134 to 135)120 (119 to 121)1147 (1144 to 1149)1014 (1011 to 1017)1313 (1309 to 1317)
2002
 No. of admissions52 93725 25427 68310 3815664471742 55619 59022 966
 Crude rate per 100 000 (95% CI)368 (365 to 372)337 (333 to 341)403 (398 to 407)100 (98 to 102)109 (106 to 111)91 (89 to 94)1067 (1057 to 1077)862 (850 to 874)1337 (1320 to 1355)
2017
 No. of admissions89 38445 93943 44519 0619853920870 32336 08634 237
 Crude rate per 100 000 (95% CI)479 (476 to 482)477 (472 to 481)482 (477 to 486)152 (150 to 154)156 (153 to 159)148 (145 to 151)1146 (1138 to 1155)1084 (1073 to 1096)1220 (1207 to 1233)
Absolute change from 2000 to 2017
 No. of admissions36 44720 68515 76286804189449127 76716 49611 271
 Crude rate per 100 000 (95% CI)111 (106 to 116)139 (134 to 146)79 (73 to 85)52 (49 to 55)48 (43 to 51)57 (53 to 61)80 (66 to 93)222 (205 to 239)−118 (−139 to −95)
Relative change, %
 No. of admissions68.881.956.983.674.095.265.284.249.1
 Crude rate per 100 000 (95% CI)30.0 (28.5 to 31.8)41.4 (39.5 to 43.6)19.7 (18.1 to 21.2)52.2 (48.4 to 55.6)43.8 (39.3 to 46.9)62.2 (56.3 to 68.9)7.5 (6.1 to 8.7)25.8 (23.5 to 28.0)−8.8 (−10.3 to −7.2)
Average annual relative change,* %
 Crude rate per 100 000 (95% CI)1.2 (0.8 to 1.7)1.8 (1.4 to 2.2)0.6 (0.1 to 1.1)2.4 (2.1 to 2.7)2.2 (1.8 to 2.6)2.7 (2.4 to 3.1)−0.2 (−0.7 to 0.3)0.8 (0.4 to 1.3)−1.3 (−1.8 to −0.8)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval, COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • * Obtained from a negative binomial regression model by exponentiating the coefficient of the time variable.