Table 2

Prevalence ratios of redemption of systemic glucocorticoid prescriptions according to sex, age and calendar year, modelled using a multivariable Poisson regression

Prevalence ratios (95% CI)
Sex*
 Men1 (ref)
 Women1.11 (1.11 to 1.11)
Age groups (years)
 0–191 (ref)
 20–396.84 (6.79 to 6.89)
 40–6410.7 (10.7 to 10.8)
 65–7921.3 (21.1 to 21.4)
 80+25.3 (25.1 to 25.5)
Calendar year
 19991 (ref)
 20001.03 (1.03 to 1.04)
 20011.03 (1.03 to 1.04)
 20021.05 (1.05 to 1.06)
 20031.01 (1.00 to 1.02)
 20041.02 (1.01 to 1.03)
 20051.04 (1.03 to 1.04)
 20061.06 (1.05 to 1.07)
 20071.06 (1.06 to 1.07)
 20081.06 (1.05 to 1.07)
 20091.05 (1.04 to 1.06)
 20101.02 (1.01 to 1.03)
 20111.00 (1.00 to 1.01)
 20120.97 (0.96 to 0.98)
 20130.95 (0.94 to 0.96)
 20140.95 (0.94 to 0.96)
 20150.92 (0.91 to 0.92)
  • *Prevalence ratios adjusted for age group and calendar year.

  • †Prevalence ratios adjusted for sex and calendar year.‡Prevalence ratios adjusted for sex and age group.