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Table 3 Joinpoint regression analyses on sub-group age-standardized amenable mortality rates in Taiwan, 1981-2005

From: The impact of universal National Health Insurance on population health: the experience of Taiwan

  Trend 1 Trend 2 Trend 3 Trend 4 Trend 5
Diseases Time Period APC Time Period APC Time Period APC Time Period APC Time Period APC
Circulatorya 1981-1984 -3.25* 1984-1993 -6.35* 1993-1996 -3.80 1996-1999 -9.13* 1999-2005 -4.12*
   Females 1981-1988 -5.11* 1988-1993 -8.53* 1993-1996 -5.40 1996-1999 -10.19* 1999-2005 -5.51*
   Males 1981-1983 -1.13 1983-1993 -5.75* 1993-1996 -1.91 1996-1999 -8.63* 1999-2005 -3.33*
Infectionsb 1981-1986 -9.05* 1986-1989 2.62 1989-1993 -5.47* 1993-2005 -9.65*   
   Females 1981-1985 -8.78* 1985-1992 -0.99 1992-2005 -10.82*     
   Males 1981-1986 -9.37* 1986-1989 2.95 1989-1997 -7.10* 1997-2005 -10.03*   
Cancerc 1981-1991 0.29 1991-1997 2.96* 1997-2005 -0.75*     
   Females 1981-1990 0.63* 1990-1997 2.11* 1997-2005 -1.49*     
   Males 1981-1991 -0.73 1991-1997 4.56* 1997-2005 0.77     
Respiratoryd 1981-1984 -16.06* 1984-1990 4.43 1990-1993 -12.52 1993-2005 -0.09   
   Females 1981-1984 -17.45* 1984-1990 2.34 1990-1994 -12.80 1994-2005 -1.04   
   Males 1981-1983 -22.29 1983-1990 4.13 1990-1993 -10.16 1993-2005 0.53   
Genitourinarye 1981-1989 -5.61* 1989-1995 1.96 1995-1999 -4.75 1999-2002 3.36 2002-2005 -2.83
   Females 1981-1988 -5.78* 1988-2005 -1.13*       
   Males 1981-1989 -5.47* 1989-1995 3.13* 1995-1999 -4.23 1999-2005 0.84   
  1. Note. APC= annual percent change.
  2. a include chronic rheumatic heart disease, hypertensive disease, and cerebrovascular disease
  3. b include intestinal infections, tuberculosis, other infections (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis), whooping cough, septicemia, and measles
  4. c include colon and rectum, skin, breast, cervix uteri, cervix uteri and body of uterus, testis, Hodgkin's disease, and leukemia
  5. d include all respiratory diseases, influenza, and pneumonia
  6. e include nephritis and nephrosis, and benign prostatic hyperplasia
  7. * APC is statistically significantly different from zero (2-sided at p < .05).