Table 4

ADR-related hospital episode rates by age and sex

MalesFemalesPooled
Age groupADRs (1000s)Person-years (1000s)IR (95% CI)ADRs (1000s)Person-years (1000s)IR (95% CI)ADRs (1000s)Person-years (1000s)IR (95% CI)
0–42.63288.40.78 (0.73 to 0.84)2.33131.60.73 (0.64 to 0.82)4.96420.00.76 (0.70 to 0.81)
5–142.56122.20.41 (0.36 to 0.46)1.95838.00.33 (0.29 to 0.37)4.411960.20.37 (0.34 to 0.40)
15–4410.822199.50.49 (0.47 to 0.50)16.521646.60.76 (0.74 to 0.78)27.343846.10.62 (0.61 to 0.64)
45–6422.513874.61.62 (1.55 to 1.70)27.413494.82.03 (1.96 to 2.10)49.927369.31.82 (1.77 to 1.88)
65–7419.84394.84.51 (4.35 to 4.68)20.24696.24.31 (4.19 to 4.43)40.19091.04.41 (4.29 to 4.52)
75–8421.02546.68.23 (8.00 to 8.46)25.13265.57.68 (7.48 to 7.89)46.05812.17.92 (7.75 to 8.10)
85+9.4768.412.24 (11.63 to 12.89)19.41577.212.28 (11.95 to 12.61)28.82345.612.27 (11.93 to 12.61)
Total88.553194.41.66 (1.63 to 1.70)112.753649.82.10 (2.06 to 2.14)201.2106844.21.88 (1.85 to 1.92)
  • The number of analysed person-years by combination of age group and sex, associated numbers of ADR-related episodes and corresponding incidence rates, is displayed.

  • ADR, adverse drug reaction; IR, incidence rate.