Table 1

Standardised respiratory system disease admission ratios for patients with intellectual disability (N=3138)*

Standardised admission ratios (95% CI; number of admissions)
Diagnosis in ICD-10TotalMaleFemale
Diseases of the respiratory system (all J codes)4.02 (3.79 to 4.26; n=1149)†4.22 (3.88 to 4.57; n=579)†3.84 (3.53 to 4.17; n=570)†
Influenza and pneumonia (J09–18)6.28 (5.46 to 7.19; n=208)†5.55 (4.52 to 6.73; n=102)†7.19 (5.89 to 8.70; n=106)†
Other acute lower respiratory infections (J20–22)6.21 (5.21 to 7.35; n=135)†6.45 (5.04 to 8.14; n=71)†5.97 (4.60 to 7.62; n=64)†
Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30–39)0.85 (0.54 to 1.26; n=24)0.90 (0.52 to 1.47; n=16)0.76 (0.33 to 1.49; n=8)
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40–47)4.03 (3.74 to 4.33; n=733)†4.61 (4.15 to 5.11; n=360)†3.59 (3.24 to 3.98; n=373)†
Lung diseases due to external agents (J60–70)15.25 (11.63 to 19.62; n=60)†14.46 (10.13 to 20.01; n=36)†16.60 (10.64 to 24.70; n=24)†
Other respiratory diseases principally affecting the interstitium (J80-84)1.34 (0.64 to 2.47; n=10)1.34 (0.43 to 3.13; n=5)1.34 (0.44 to 3.14; n=5)
Patient counts for all J codes ‡3.19 (2.94 to 3.44; n=640)†3.15 (2.81 to 3.52; n=306) †3.22 (2.88 to 3.58; n=334)†
  • *Standard population: residents in London boroughs of Southwark, Croydon, Lambeth and Lewisham in 2011 UK Census.

  • †Statistical significance.

  • ‡Repeating admissions for respiratory system diseases in the same fiscal year were removed.