Table 2

Association between hospital discharge and new domiciliary care (DC) packages, by age group and time period (95% confidence intervals)

Age groupDuring hospital admission or in the 7 days after dischargeOther timesComparison
PYsNew DC package (A)Rate/100
PYs (B)
PYsNew DC package (C)Rate/100
PYs (D)
Rate ratio
(B/D)
Proportion (%)
(A/(A+C)×100)
19–29<160*<10*0.65 (0.02 to 3.59)75 446220.03 (0.02 to 0.04)22.12 (1.24 to 105.25)<29*
30–39<210*<10*4.32 (1.97 to 8.20)91 298360.04 (0.03 to 0.05)109.53 (49.53 to 217.39)<20*
40–49221125.42 (2.80 to 9.47)80 298580.07 (0.05 to 0.09)75.06 (38.40 to 134.67)17.14 (9.55 to 28.42)
50–592664717.65 (12.97 to 23.47)62 6561450.23 (0.20 to 0.27)76.27 (54.34 to 105.09)24.48 (18.70 to 31.30)
60–6923812251.17 (42.49 to 61.09)35 4522370.67 (0.59 to 0.76)76.54 (61.35 to 95.00)33.98 (29.14 to 39.17)
70–7922220994.00 (81.69 to 107.64)21 1203951.87 (1.69 to 2.06)50.26 (42.44 to 59.35)34.60 (30.84 to 38.57)
80+227371163.17 (146.99 to 180.65)13 3766985.22 (4.84 to 5.62)31.27 (27.54 to 35.44)34.71 (31.87 to 37.66)
All153977150.09 (46.62 to 53.76)379 64615910.42 (0.40 to 0.44)119.53 (109.63 to 130.21)32.64 (30.76 to 34.58)
  • PY is calculated as the years elapsed between the cohort entry and exit dates, aggregated across participants.

  • *Small groups are censored and some values are rounded to prevent disclosure.

  • PYs, person-years.