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Emergency Department Discharges for TBI by New Hampshire County
Table 16a: Occurrence of Emergency Department Discharges for TBI by NH
County and Year, 2000-2005
County
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total
BELKNAP
256 326 355 425 447 525 2334
CARROLL
265 260 242 329 346 324 1766
CHESHIRE
218 273 269 310 319 358 1747
COOS
211 237 224 252 226 289 1439
GRAFTON
342 391 370 358 402 421 2284
HILLSBOROUGH 1691 2088 2064 2119 2370 2771 13103
MERRIMACK
691 719 767 828 852 964 4821
ROCKINGHAM
1268 1236 1258 1456 1551 1703 8472
STRAFFORD
446 478 470 473 480 634 2981
SULLIVAN
255 221 217 200 232 212 1337
Total
5643 6229 6236 6750 7225 8201 40284
Table 16b: Standardized Rate of Emergency Department Discharges for TBI by
NH County, 2000-2005
County
Count
Standardized
Rate
Lower
95%
CI*
Upper
95%
CI*
BELKNAP
2,334
694.8 666.3 723.4
CARROLL
1,766
733.5 698.4 768.6
CHESHIRE
1,747
394.0 375.2 412.8
COOS
1,439
796.2 754.1 838.3
GRAFTON
2,284
466.8 447.3 486.4
HILLSBOROUGH 13,103
573.2 563.4 583.1
MERRIMACK
4,821
580.9 564.4 597.4
ROCKINGHAM
8,472
520.6 509.5 531.8
STRAFFORD
2,981
424.8 409.5 440.2
SULLIVAN
1,337
573.4 542.3 604.5
*
CI = Confidence Interval
The chart below shows that there are significant differences in the rate of TBI emergency
department discharges for most counties between 2000 and 2005. Belknap, Carroll and