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Table. 2.

Trends in rate of opioid prescriptions per 10,000 registrants during 2002–2015

Overall trend(2002–2015) Joinpoint analysis

Trend 1 Trend 2 Trend 3




AAPC, %
(95% CIs)
Year APC, %
(95% CIs)
Year APC, %
(95% CIs)
Year APC, %
(95% CIs)
Cancer 62.3a
(44.7–82.1)
N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Non-cancer 49.9a
(22.6–83.2)
2002–2006 -3.9
(-28.9–30.0)
2006–2009 230.2a
(27.0–758.6)
2009–2015 35.8a
(15.5–59.6)

AAPC, average annual percentage change; APC, annual percentage change; CIs, confidence intervals; N.A., not available.

aThe APC or AAPC is significantly different from zero (P<0.05).

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