Table 1

Incidence rates of carpal tunnel syndrome in 2001 and 1987 by sex and age.

20011987
Age, yearsnIncidence per 1000 (95% CI)nIncidence per 1000 (95% CI)P-value
15–24150.3 (0.2 to 0.5)50.3 (0.2 to 0.5)0.999
 Male20.1 (0.0 to 0.2)20.3 (0.0 to 0.7)0.495
 Female130.6 (0.3 to 0.9)30.4 (0.0 to 0.8)0.819
25–442472.1 (1.8 to 2.4)541.9 (1.7 to 2.3)0.920
 Male540.9 (0.7 to 1.2)141.0 (0.2 to 1.5)0.929
 Female1933.3 (2.9 to 3.8)402.7 (1.9 to 4.3)0.529
45–642883.1 (2.8 to 3.5)342.0 (1.7 to 2.3)0.411
 Male751.6 (1.2 to 2.0)70.8 (0.2 to 1.5)0.242
 Female2134.8 (4.1 to 5.4)273.1 (1.9 to 4.3)0.109
≥651232.6 (2.2 to 3.1)201.9 (1.5 to 2.3)0.759
 Male301.5 (1.0 to 2.1)30.7 (0.0 to 1.5)0.394
 Female933.4 (2.7 to 4.1)172.7 (1.4 to 3.9)0.657
All6721.8 (1.7 to 2.0)1131.3 (1.0 to 1.5)0.001
 Male1610.9 (0.8 to 1.0)260.6 (0.4 to 0.9)0.204
 Female5112.8 (2.6 to 3.1)871.9 (1.5 to 2.3)0.004