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Table 2 Differences in crude and age-adjusted hand fracture incidence in children, in boys and in girls aged < 16, from 1950/1955 to 1976–1979 (previously only reported as crude changes [6]) and to 2005–2006 (changes from the first to the most recent evaluated period), from 1976/1979 to 1993/1994 (previously only reported as crude changes [9]) and to 2005–2006 (changes from the period with the highest reported fracture incidence [6] to the most recent evaluated period), and from 1993 to 1994 to 2005–2006 (changes from the last reported fracture incidence [9] to the most recent evaluated period)

From: Hand fracture epidemiology and etiology in children—time trends in Malmö, Sweden, during six decades

Denominator 1950/1955 1976–1979 1993–1994
Nominator 1976–1979 2005–2006 1993–1994 2005–2006 2005–2006
Unadjusted All Children 2.8 (2.4 to 3.3) 2.2 (1.8 to 2.6) 0.8 (0.7 to 0.9) 0.8 (0.7 to 0.9) 1.0 (0.9 to 1.1)
Boys 2.3 (1.9 to 2.9) 2.3 (1.9 to 2.9) 0.8 (0.7 to 0.9) 0.9 (0.7 to 0.98) 1.1 (0.9 to 1.3)
Girls 3 (2.2 to 3.9) 1.9 (1.4 to 2.6) 0.8 (0.6 to 0.9) 0.6 (0.5 to 0.8) 0.8 (0.6 to 1.1)
Age-adjusted All children 2.4 (1.9 to 3.1) 2 (1.6 to 2.6) 0.9 (0.8 to 1.1) 0.8 (0.7 to 1.01) 0.9 (0.7 to 1.1)
Boys 2.3 (1.7 to 3.1) 2.1 (1.5 to 2.8) 1.0 (0.8 to 1.2) 0.9 (0.7 to 1.1) 0.9 (0.7 to 1.2)
Girls 2.6 (1.7 to 4.1) 1.8 (1.1 to 2.9) 0.9 (0.6 to 1.2) 0.7 (0.5 to 0.98) 0.8 (0.5 to 1.1)
  1. Comparisons are presented as rate ratios with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) within brackets. Statistically significant changes are in italics