Table 2.

Crude hazard ratios (HR) for surgical consultations and for total joint arthroplasty among new patients with osteoarthritis.

VariableSurgical Consultation HR (95% CI)pTotal Joint Arthroplasty HR (95% CI)p
Men1.25 (1.20, 1.31)< 0.011.14 (1.06, 1.23)< 0.01
Women1.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
SES quintile
  11.00 (reference)1.00 (reference)
  21.07 (0.99, 1.15)0.071.09 (0.96, 1.22)0.18
  31.19 (1.11, 1.28)< 0.011.28 (1.14, 1.44)< 0.01
  41.26 (1.18, 1.35)< 0.011.37 (1.22, 1.54)< 0.01
  51.33 (1.24, 1.43)< 0.011.50 (1.34, 1.68)< 0.01
Age, yrs
  20–390.62 (0.55, 0.71)< 0.010.19 (0.14, 0.26)< 0.01
  40–490.88 (0.80, 0.98)0.020.41 (0.33, 0.50)< 0.01
  50–591.14 (1.04, 1.26)< 0.010.74 (0.63, 0.86)< 0.01
  60–691.36 (1.24, 1.49)< 0.011.48 (1.29, 1.70)< 0.01
  70–791.36 (1.24, 1.49)< 0.011.63 (1.42, 1.88)< 0.01
  80+1.0 (reference)1.0 (reference)
  • SES: socioeconomic status.