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Table 7 Residents of Perth admitted to hospital, 1994–1998, by socioeconomic disadvantage of area for selected area levels

From: Unpacking analyses relying on area-based data: are the assumptions supportable?

Quintile Individuals admitted Separations
  CD Postcode SLA CD Postcode SLA
  Number
Q1: Least disadvantaged 126 615 123 380 138 127 294 130 303 131 340 294
Q2 130 907 123 465 114 244 294 307 326 652 279 537
Q3 133 073 126 770 142 107 316 066 328 999 363 908
Q4 124 279 128 863 123 199 327 228 328 630 313 879
Q5: Most disadvantaged 142 704 155 100 139 901 433 577 377 896 367 690
Total 657 578 657 578 657 578 1 665 308 1 665 308 1 665 308
  Rate (per 100 000 population)
Q1: Least disadvantaged 51 442 48 247 51 950 119 813 120 567 127 986
Q2 53 343 48 239 52 235 120 582 129 945 127 810
Q3 53 889 48 789 52 656 127 995 126 618 134 841
Q4 50 919 51 263 52 564 133 342 128 400 133 920
Q5: Most disadvantaged 58 130 61 691 58 491 176 157 147 734 153 728
Total 53 547 53 547 53 547 135 607 135 607 135 607
Rate ratio: Ratio of rate in Q5 rate in Q1 1.13*** 1.28*** 1.13*** 1.47*** 1.23*** 1.20***
  1. The extent of any inequality is shown by the rate ratio, which expresses the ratio of the rate in Quintile 5 to the rate in Quintile 1; rate ratios indicating differing significantly from 1.0 are shown with * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.