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Table 2 Prevalence rate and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of glucosamine prescribing for males and females for two age groups (70–74 years and ≥ 75 years) from 2002 to 2011

From: Prescribing patterns of glucosamine in an older population: a national cohort study

Year Prevalence rate (per 1000 population)
Males (95% CI) Females (95% CI)
  70-74 years ≥ 75 years 70-74 years ≥ 75 years
2002 11.1 (10.5-11.6) 8.0 (7.6-8.4) 21.0 (20.4-21.7) 13.1 (12.6-13.6)
2003 18.9 (18.3-19.5) 14.2 (13.7-14.7) 35.8 (35.0-36.6) 23.3 (22.7-24.0)
2004 25.1 (24.3-25.9) 20.5 (19.9-21.2) 50.0 (49.0-50.9) 31.9 (31.1-32.6)
2005 32.8 (32.0-33.5 25.4 (24.7-26.1) 64.1 (63.1-65.2) 39.5 (38.6-40.3)
2006 38.1 (37.2-38.9) 32.3 (31.5-33.1) 73.6 (72.4-74.7) 48.6 (47.6-49.5)
2007 43.9 (43.0-44.8) 37.8 (36.9-38.6) 83.1 (81.9-84.3) 56.2 (55.2-57.2)
2008 49.1 (48.2-50.1) 41.0 (40.1-41.9) 94.8 (93.5-96.1) 62.2 (61.1-63.2)
2009 58.7 (56.8-60.7) 46.3 (45.0-47.7) 110.8 (108.3-113.3) 68.6 (67.2-69.9)
2010 58.0 (56.1-60.0) 44.3 (42.9-45.6) 109.7 (107.2-112.2) 68.1 (66.8-69.5)
2011 47.3 (45.7-49.0) 43.3 (42.0-44.7) 93.8 (91.6-96.0) 67.2 (65.8-68.5)