Table 2

Number of head injury deaths and head injury mortality rates by age and male/female rates ratio in the 0–14 years age group in Scotland (1986–95); with linear regression results (adjusted R2 and associated p value)

Mean annual population (000s)
Age (y)86–9586–8794–951986–1995 Total deaths (%) Mean annual rate per 100 000Rates ratio male:femaleMortality rate per 100 000 1986/87Mortality rate per 100 000 1994/95Difference 1986/87– 1994/95Adjusted R2 (%) (regression coefficient)Associated p value
0–4324.1322.9322.9106 (37) 3.31.4:14.02.0−50%46 (−0.4)0.127
5–9321.7315.9326.675 (26) 2.32.1:14.11.4−66%82 (−0.7)0.022
10–14320.3334.6323.2109 (38) 3.41.8:14.92.9−41%41 (−0.4)0.145
Total (0–14)966.1973.4972.7290 (100) 3.01.7:14.42.1−52%78 (−0.5)0.030