1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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In 2005-06, a total of 424,819 occupied bed days were spent in Tasmanian public hospitals. Almost half (47.2%) of these bed days were occupied by patients in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 35.6% were occupied by patients in the Northern Region, and the remaining 17.2% were occupied by patients in the Mersey-Lyell Region. Females accounted for 53.7% of occupied bed days in Tasmanian public hospitals.

OCCUPIED BED DAYS, public hospitals, Tasmanian regions - 2005-06


Greater
Hobart-
Southern
Northern
Mersey-
Lyell
Tasmania

Age group (years)

no.

no.

no.

no.

Males
0-4
9,141
5,283
1,692
16,116
5-14
1,995
1,393
667
4,055
15-24
4,893
2,219
1,572
8,684
25-34
9.052
3,944
1,498
14,494
35-44
7,113
4,040
2,967
14,120
45-54
9.483
6,411
3,043
18,937
55-64
12,317
9,138
4,248
25,703
65-74
19,637
12,918
7,134
39,689
75-84
16,970
13,163
7,358
37,491
85+
6,572
7,348
3,312
17,232
Total
97,173
65,857
33,491
196,521

Females
0-4
6,738
4,401
1,374
12,513
5-14
1,953
1,161
542
3,656
15-24
6,311
4,520
2,440
13,271
25-34
11,475
7,468
3,733
22,676
35-44
11,147
5,496
3,765
20,408
45-54
8,567
6,273
2,935
17,775
55-64
11,688
7,547
4,306
23,541
65-74
12,312
11,197
5,661
29,170
75-84
20,401
21,386
8,898
50,685
85+
12,741
15,893
5,969
34,603
Total
103,333
85,342
39,623
228,298

Persons(a)
0-4
15,879
9,684
3,066
28,629
5-14
3,948
2,554
1,209
7,711
15-24
11,204
6,739
4,012
21,955
25-34
20,527
11,412
5,231
37,170
35-44
18,260
9,536
6,732
34,528
45-54
18,050
12,684
5,978
36,712
55-64
24,005
16,685
8,554
49,244
65-74
31,949
24,115
12,795
68,859
75-84
37,371
34,549
16,256
88,176
85+
19,313
23,241
9,281
51,835
Total
200,506
151,199
73,114
424,819

(a) Includes occupied bed days of patients whose sex was not recorded.
Source: Tasmanian Hospitals Morbidity Data Collection, Hospital and Ambulance Services Division, Department of Health and Human Services.



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