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Table 1 Adjusted incidence rate ratio of change in radiological service utilisation by Australian people aged 65 years and older overall and by age and sex group during two periods: 2009–10 to 2013–14 and 2014–15 to 2018–19

From: Trends in utilisation of plain X-rays by older Australians (2010–2019)

  Overall Females Males
 ≥ 65 years 65–74 years 75–84 years  ≥ 85 years 65–74 years 75–84 years  ≥ 85 years
Radiology
Total chest
2010–2014 1.04 (1.02–1.05) 1.00 (0.99–1.02) 1.02 (1.02–1.03) 1.05 (1.04–1.06) 1.00 (0.98–1.01) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.13 (1.12–1.14)
2015–2019 0.99 (0.98–1.00) 0.98 (0.97–0.99) 0.99 (0.98–0.99) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 0.98 (0.97–0.98) 0.98 (0.97–0.98) 1.01 (1.00–1.03)
Lung
2010–2014 1.04 (1.02–1.05) 1.00 (0.99–1.02) 1.03 (1.02–1.03) 1.05 (1.04–1.06) 1.00 (0.98–1.01) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.13 (1.12–1.14)
2015–2019 0.99 (0.98–1.00) 0.98 (0.97–0.99) 0.99 (0.98–0.99) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 0.98 (0.97–0.98) 0.98 (0.97–0.98) 1.01 (1.00–1.03)
GI-tract
2010–2014 1.04 (1.03–1.05) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 1.04 (1.03–1.06) 1.06 (1.05–1.06) 0.99 (0.98–1.01) 1.03 (1.01–1.05) 1.12 (1.11–1.13)
2015–2019 0.97 (0.96–0.99) 0.93 (0.91–0.95) 0.98 (0.97–0.99) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 0.96 (0.95–0.97) 0.96 (0.96–0.97) 1.01 (1.00–1.02)
Total extremities
2010–2014 1.06 (1.05–1.08) 1.04 (1.02–1.05) 1.05 (1.05–1.06) 1.06 (1.05–1.07) 1.03 (1.01–1.04) 1.06 (1.04–1.07) 1.15 (1.13–1.17)
2015–2019 1.02 (1.02–1.02) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 1.02 (1.01–1.02) 1.03 (1.02–1.03) 1.02 (1.02–1.02) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 1.03 (1.03–1.04)
Upper extremities
2010–2014 1.06 (1.05–1.08) 1.04 (1.02–1.05) 1.06 (1.05–1.06) 1.06 (1.05–1.08) 1.03 (1.02–1.05) 1.05 (1.04–1.07) 1.15 (1.12–1.17)
2015–2019 1.03 (1.02–1.03) 1.01 (1.01–1.02) 1.02 (1.02–1.03) 1.03 (1.03–1.04) 1.02 (1.01–1.02) 1.02 (1.02–1.03) 1.05 (1.04–1.06)
Lower extremities
2010–2014 1.07 (1.05–1.08) 1.04 (1.02–1.05) 1.06 (1.05–1.07) 1.07 (1.06–1.08) 1.03 (1.01–1.04) 1.06 (1.05–1.08) 1.16 (1.14–1.18)
2015–2019 1.02 (1.01–1.02) 1.01 (1.00–1.01) 1.02 (1.01–1.02) 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.03 (1.02–1.03) 1.00 (0.99–1.02) 1.03 (1.02–1.03)
Total hip joint
2010–2014 1.07 (1.06–1.09) 1.05 (1.03–1.07) 1.07 (1.06–1.08) 1.07 (1.06–1.08) 1.03 (1.01–1.04) 1.06 (1.04–1.07) 1.16 (1.14–1.19)
2015–2019 1.03 (1.02–1.03) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.03 (1.02–1.03) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.02 (1.02–1.03) 1.04 (1.03–1.04)
Pelvis
2010–2014 1.10 (1.08–1.12) 1.08 (1.06–1.11) 1.11 (1.09–1.12) 1.11 (1.09–1.12) 1.04 (1.03–1.06) 1.09 (1.07–1.10) 1.19 (1.17–1.22)
2015–2019 1.04 (1.04–1.05) 1.04 (1.03–1.06) 1.05 (1.04–1.06) 1.04 (1.03–1.05) 1.05 (1.03–1.06) 1.04 (1.03–1.05) 1.05 (1.05–1.06)
Hip fractures
2010–2014 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 1.02 (1.00–1.04) 1.01 (1.01–1.02) 0.99 (0.97–1.00) 1.01 (0.99–1.02) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 1.03 (1.00–1.05)
2015–2018 1.01 (1.00–1.01) 1.01 (0.99–1.03) 1.01 (1.00–1.01) 0.98 (0.97–0.99) 1.02 (1.00–1.04) 1.01 (0.99–1.04) 1.00 (0.99–1.02)
Hip surgeries
2010–2014 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.04 (1.01–1.06) 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.01 (1.00–1.03) 1.01 (0.99–1.02) 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.08 (1.05–1.11)
2015–2018 1.02 (1.01–1.03) 1.01 (0.99–1.04) 1.03 (1.03–1.04) 1.03 (1.01–1.05) 1.02 (1.00–1.04) 1.02 (0.99–1.05) 1.02 (1.00–1.04)
  1. Abbreviations: GI gastro-intestinal
  2. Note: All estimates were adjusted by age and gender and 95% confidence intervals are given in parentheses. Total chest = Lung + other thoracic examinations, Total extremities = Upper extremities + Lower extremities, Total hip joint = Hip + Pelvis, Hip fractures = all hip repairs associated with fractures as presented in the MBS and ACHI systems, and Hip surgeries = hip repairs not associated with fractures as presented in the MBS and ACHI systems