Table 5

Crude incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (n/10 000 person-years) per calendar year, as presented in UK primary care (Clinical Practice Research Datalink)

YearNumber of person-yearsIncident individualsTotal crude incidence per 10 000 person-years
(95% CI)
Female incidence per 10 000 person-years (95% CI)Male incidence per 10 000 person-years (95% CI)Female:male
1993783 330158420.22 (19.24 to 21.24)28.72 (27.09 to 30.42)11.17 (10.14 to 12.29)2.57
1994868 616179720.69 (19.74 to 21.67)28.52 (26.97 to 30.13)12.38 (11.34 to 13.69)2.30
19951 003 593196319.56 (18.70 to 20.45)27.53 (26.12 to 29.00)11.12 (10.20 to 12.10)2.48
19961 065 068214220.11 (19.27 to 20.98)28.39 (27.00 to 29.84)11.37 (10.47 to 12.33)2.50
19971 150 299230620.05 (19.24 to 20.88)28.39 (27.05 to 29.79)11.25 (10.39 to 12.16)2.52
19981 300 074269620.74 (19.95 to 21.52)29.65 (28.57 to 31.22)11.37 (10.56 to 12.23)2.61
19991 497 673303020.23 (19.52 to 20.10)28.53 (27.35 to 29.75)11.54 (10.77 to 12.34)2.47
20001 682 027346220.58 (19.90 to 21.28)28.66 (27.54 to 29.81)12.15 (11.41 to 12.93)2.36
20012 019 596439121.74 (21.10 to 22.40)29.72 (28.68 to 30.79)13.46 (12.74 to 14.20)2.21
20022 456 761571823.27 (22.68 to 31.78)31.78 (30.78 to 32.79)14.47 (13.80 to 15.17)2.20
20032 669 111677225.37 (24.77 to 25.98)35.13 (34.14 to 36.14)15.33 (14.67 to 16.02)2.29
20042 779 821786828.30 (27.68 to 28.94)39.22 (38.19 to 40.27)17.10 (16.42 to 17.81)2.29
20053 164 506811325.64 (25.08 to 26.20)35.55 (34.63 to 36.48)15.49 (14.88 to 16.12)2.30
20063 307 051833725.21 (24.67 to 25.76)34.91 (34.02 to 35.82)15.27 (14.68 to 15.89)2.29
20073 343 009886526.52 (25.97 to 27.08)35.76 (34.86 to 36.67)17.07 (16.45 to 17.71)2.09
20083 341 299943728.24 (27.68 to 28.82)38.23 (37.30 to 39.17)18.06 (17.42 to 18.72)2.12
20093 383 196991829.32 (28.74 to 29.90)39.73 (38.79 to 50.68)18.69 (18.04 to 19.36)2.13
20103 357 338963428.70 (28.13 to 29.27)38.70 (37.77 to 39.64)18.46 (17.82 to 19.13)2.10
20113 269 296908327.78 (27.21 to 28.36)37.11 (36.19 to 38.05)18.20 (17.54 to 18.87)2.04
20123 222 880901127.96 (27.39 to 28.54)36.44 (35.52 to 37.88)19.23 (18.56 to 19.93)1.89
20133 015 670834627.68 (27.09 to 28.28)35.95 (35.01 to 36.92)19.12 (18.43 to 19.84)1.88