Table 4

 Admissions to hospital in 12 months before audit among people with diabetes, Torres Strait, 1999 and 2002

1999 (n = 555)2002 (n = 921)Relative risk (95% CI)
No (%) of patientsNo of episodesNo (%) of patientsNo of episodes
Infections related to diabetes80 (14)11991 (10)1870.69 (0.52 to 0.91)
Other admissions related to diabetes57 (10)8894 (10)1470.99 (0.73 to 1.36)
Total admissions related to diabetes137 (25)207185 (20)3340.81 (0.67 to 0.99)
Other admissions not related to diabetes63 (11)110132 (14)2011.26 (0.95 to 1.67)
Total admissions156 (28)317252 (27)5350.97 (0.82 to 1.15)