Table 2

Percentage changes in hospital admissions and mortality† in elderly people (aged ≥ 65 years), 1991–98

Admission rate/10000 populationMortality/10000 population
19911998% Change19911998% Change
†Age standardised rates per 10000 population.
*p<0.05; **p<0.01; ***p<0.001; ¶p = 0.06.
Overall85.4110.3+38.4**7.36.1−19.8*
Sex
    Female79.4108.7+43.8**8.46.6−25.7*
    Male92.6112.2+32.5**5.85.4 −9.9
Ethnicity
    Chinese79.7102.3+37.9**6.14.4−36.3*
    Indian118.8141.8+47.4**8.62.2−70.5*
    Malay85.4147.1+30.0***15.621.4+54.3¶