Table 2

Comparison of age-specific and gender-specific annual incidence of disease of despair diagnoses, 2009–2018

Age cohortMenWomen
20092018P valueRatio20092018P valueRatio
Any disease of despair diagnosis
>1 year0.25%0.52%<0.001 2.05 0.17%0.36%0.001 2.18
1–17 years0.28%0.38%<0.001 1.37 0.27%0.53%<0.001 1.96
18–34 years1.44%1.73%<0.001 1.21 0.94%1.42%<0.001 1.51
35–54 years1.21%1.58%<0.001 1.30 0.72%1.01%<0.001 1.40
55–74 years1.08%1.61%<0.001 1.48 0.53%0.95%<0.001 1.78
75+ years0.99%1.23%<0.001 1.25 0.69%0.85%<0.001 1.23
Alcohol-related diagnosis
>1 year0.03%0.03%1.0000.900.00%0.01%0.951
1–17 years0.09%0.05%<0.0010.600.09%0.04%<0.0010.49
18–34 years0.93%0.97%0.1031.050.45%0.56%<0.001 1.26
35–54 years0.90%1.03%<0.001 1.15 0.36%0.44%<0.001 1.22
55–74 years0.84%1.11%<0.001 1.32 0.26%0.42%<0.001 1.60
75+ years0.63%0.76%0.003 1.19 0.24%0.25%0.9321.07
Substance-related diagnosis
>1 year0.23%0.49%<0.001 2.14 0.17%0.36%<0.001 2.14
1–17 years0.14%0.08%<0.001 0.58 0.11%0.05%<0.001 0.47
18–34 years0.57%0.72%<0.001 1.26 0.44%0.58%<0.001 1.33
35–54 years0.37%0.58%<0.001 1.59 0.34%0.50%<0.001 1.50
55–74 years0.26%0.51%<0.001 2.00 0.24%0.49%<0.001 2.04
75+ years0.32%0.37%0.1171.160.39%0.46%<0.001 1.20
Suicide-related diagnosis
>1 year
1–17 years0.09%0.28%<0.001 3.20 0.13%0.47%<0.001 3.77
18–34 years0.14%0.42%<0.001 2.95 0.19%0.52%<0.001 2.69
35–54 years0.09%0.15%<0.001 1.81 0.13%0.20%<0.001 1.52
55–74 years0.06%0.13%<0.001 2.23 0.07%0.13%<0.001 1.75
75+ years0.08%0.16%<0.001 2.09 0.08%0.14%<0.001 1.83
  • Ratios represent 2018 rates relative to 2009 incidence rates. Bolded ratios correspond to statistically significant differences in diagnostic incidence.