Table 2

Proportional hospitalisation rates, veterans population 1970–1995

Subgroup Gastric ulcer Duodenal ulcer Reflux oesophagitis Gastric cancer Cancer of the cardia
Whites3-150 55.3  (54.9–55.6)83.3  (82.9–83.7)188.6  (188.0–189.2)12.9  (12.7–13.1)3.2  (3.1–3.3)
Non-whites56.4 (55.8–57.0)73.8 (73.1–74.6)109.3 (108.4–110.2)26.2 (25.8–26.6)2.0 (1.8–2.1)
1970–197467.6 (66.9–68.3)168.8 (167.7–170.0)61.2 (60.5–61.9)22.1 (21.7–22.6)1.3 (1.2–1.4)
1990–199549.6 (49.0–50.1)52.5 (51.9–53.1)315.6 (314.2–317.1)14.3 (13.9–14.6)4.8 (4.7–5.0)
  • Rates are expressed per 10 000 hospitalisations from all causes and shown with their 95% confidence interval.

  • 3-150 Rates for whites and non-whites represent the average values of the period 1970–1995.