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Table 2 Age-specific Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal rate differences and rate ratios for potentially avoidable, ambulatory care sensitive and non-avoidable hospitalisations (2000–2013) in a population cohort of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children born between July 2000 and December 2012 in New South Wales, Australia

From: Inequalities in pediatric avoidable hospitalizations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in Australia: a population data linkage study

Age group Potentially avoidable Ambulatory care sensitive Non-avoidable
Rate difference (RD) Rate ratio (RR) (95 % CI) RD RR (95 % CI) RD RR (95 % CI)
0–< 2 years 94.1 1.9 (1.8–1.9) 43.79 1.9 (1.8–1.9) - < 0.1 0.8 (0.7–0.9)
2–< 4 years 26.8 1.5 (1.5–1.6) 22.49 1.6 (1.5–1.6) <0.1 0.8 (0.7–0.9)
4–< 6 years 22.9 1.7 (1.6–1.8) 21.58 1.8 (1.7–1.9) 1.2 1.0 (0.7–1.4)
6–< 8 years 11.3 1.5 (1.4–1.6) 10.31 1.6 (1.4–1.7) −1.1 0.9 (0.6–1.2)
8–< 10 years 8.7 1.7 (1.5–1.9) 7.45 1.6 (1.5–1.8) 0.7 1.1 (0.9–1.3)
10–< 12 years 8.3 2.0 (1.7–2.3) 7.32 2.0 (1.6–2.3) 1.7 1.2 (0.9–1.6)
12–< 14 years 5.3 1.8 (1.2–2.8) 5.46 2.0 (1.3–3.0) –0.7 1.0 (0.6–1.6)
  1. CI confidence interval, RD rate difference, RR rate ratio