Table 1: Comparison of ASMR of late-stage chronic kidney disease between years 2010 and 2009, by county or city groups.

County/city (township numbers)Total subject numbersASMRMean difference% (95% CI) value
Year 2010Year 2009Year 2010Year 2009

Northern region6074626607761.73 (0.35)2.06 (0.39)−0.34 (−0.42~−0.26) <0.001

Keelung City (7)23063284201.69 (0.20)2.23 (0.22)−0.53 (−0.69~−0.38)<0.001
Taipei City (12)1280141425521.81 (0.18)2.39 (0.26)−0.58 (−0.80~−0.35)<0.001
New Taipei City (29)1989862109021.50 (0.30)2.00 (0.34)−0.50 (−0.63~−0.37)<0.001
Taoyuan County (13)1157891230981.58 (0.23)1.87 (0.35)−0.29 (−0.41~−0.17)<0.001
Hsinchu City (3)21114249012.15 (0.14)2.63 (0.20)−0.48 (−0.84~−0.12)0.028
Hsinchu County (13)29834342711.95 (0.36)2.04 (0.40)−0.09 (−0.41~0.23)0.552
Miaoli County (18) 41476503861.85 (0.40)1.92 (0.44)−0.07 (−0.24~0.09)0.361

Central region3785634117531.83 (0.36)2.15 (0.64)−0.32 (−0.43~−0.21)<0.001

Taichung City (29)1554451715261.75 (0.18)1.98 (0.25)−0.23 (−0.33~−0.13)<0.001
Changhua County (26)1098031177621.75 (0.27)2.15 (0.68)−0.40 (−0.64~−0.17)0.002
Nantou County (13)45661489651.99 (0.31)2.32 (0.43)−0.33 (−0.56~−0.11)0.008
Yunlin County (20) 67654735001.95 (0.58)2.30 (1.00)−0.35 (−0.71~0.01)0.055

Southern region4700255047051.88 (0.48)2.20 (0.79)−0.32 (−0.45~−0.18)<0.001

Chiayi City (2)22496239211.70 (0.08)1.85 (0.10)−0.15 (−0.33~0.04)0.063
Chiayi County (18)58134604551.57 (0.26)1.69 (0.43)−0.13 (−0.31~0.05)0.155
Tainan City (37)1517861543241.80 (0.31)2.27 (0.30)−0.47 (−0.58~−0.37)<0.001
Kaohsiung City (38)1746842005242.02 (0.53)2.36 (0.71)−0.34 (−0.61~−0.07)0.015
Pingtung County (33) 62965654812.01 (0.58)2.33 (1.22)−0.22 (−0.64~0.19)0.278

Eastern region46539523702.31 (0.83)2.19 (0.66)0.12 (−0.18~0.41)0.423

Yilan County (12)49186462461.82 (0.37)2.11 (0.34)−0.29 (−0.58~0.01)0.055
Hualien County (13)26361306611.82 (0.64)2.16 (0.70)−0.34 (−0.69~0.01)0.057
Taitung County (16) 20178217092.70 (0.77)2.21 (0.66)0.49 (0.11~0.87)0.016

Outlying islands15652155471.87 (0.74)2.22 (1.16)−0.36 (−1.14~0.43)0.341

Penghu County (6)803985271.92 (0.48)2.29 (0.81)−0.36 (−1.18~0.46)0.307
Kinmen County (5)739867661.50 (0.03)1.78 (0.26)−0.29 (−0.60~0.02)0.062
Lienchiang County (3) 2152542.37 (1.50)2.84 (2.42)−0.47 (−8.42~7.52)0.823

ASMR = age-adjusted standardized morbidity rates; CI = confidence interval.
Data presented as mean (standard deviation) in percentage.