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Table 1 Age distribution. Number of orthopaedic patient claims, adverse events and hospital discharges (inpatient and the 20 most frequent orthopaedic diagnostic classifications) in Sweden during the period 1998-2001

From: What can we learn from patient claims? A retrospective analysis of incidence and patterns of adverse events after orthopaedic procedures in Sweden

Age (years) Number of patient claims Number of adverse events (compensated claims) Number of discharges Patient claim rate (%) Adverse events rate (%)
0-9 99 64 11,373 0.9 0.6
10-19 306 172 18,306 1.7 0.9
20-29 553 282 16,967 3.3 1.7
30-39 802 426 20,417 3.9 2.1
40-49 885 479 24,569 3.6 2
50-59 1243 692 42,663 2.9 1.6
60-69 908 533 54,698 1.7 1
70-79 848 500 93,684 0.9 0.5
> 80 385 213 108,902 0.4 0.2
Total 6029 3361 391,579 1.5 0.9