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Table 4 The comparison of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation uses between different age groups

From: Gender and age disparity in the initiation of life-supporting treatments: a population-based cohort study

  Case Incidence
Younger than 30 d/oa 31 d/o— 17 y/ob 18 y/o— 64 y/o Older than 65 years Younger than 30 d/o 31 d/o— 17 y/o 18 y/o— 64 y/o Older than 65 years
Year N N N N AIRc AIR AIR AIR
2000 8 25 142 82 330.98 4.47 10.12 44.39
2001 6 35 138 94 294.36 6.33 9.51 50.34
2002 8 35 155 113 428.51 6.41 10.55 58.77
2003 15 42 261 141 844.33 7.80 17.59 71.31
2004 7 49 230 146 425.53 9.33 15.25 72.11
2005 7 50 239 96 430.93 9.74 15.55 46.01
2006 12 44 215 142 752.59 8.53 13.81 66.09
2007 19 63 383 201 1197.19 12.58 24.30 91.18
2008 8 102 451 296 523.99 20.77 28.20 131.55
2009 14 81 566 274 930.88 17.11 35.17 119.39
2010 11 79 644 370 887.44 17.13 39.58 157.39
  1. ad/o denotes for “days old”
  2. by/o denotes for “years old”
  3. cAIR denotes for “age-specific gender-adjusted incidence rate of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation,” which means the annual number of ECMO cases per million person-year adjusting for the gender distribution in 2000