Table 1

Number of events and rates (*per million person years at risk) for pneumothorax in England: patients diagnosed in the GPRD (1991–5), emergency hospital admissions (1991–4) and deaths (1991–5)

Age group Patient GP consultations Emergency hospital admissions Deaths
Men Women Men Women Men Women
No. of events (all ages)80634315834576615077
Rate*(all ages)240.198.4166.758.31.260.62
Rate* (ages 15–34)369.8153.7256.
Rate* ( age 55+)325.5109.1253.157.64.601.96