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Table 3 Deaths, population counts and age and sex adjusted mortality rate ratios for deprived CEDs with five neighbours categorised by deprivation levels in the neighbouring CEDs.

From: A graph-theory method for pattern identification in geographical epidemiology – a preliminary application to deprivation and mortality

Group* Number of deprived CEDs Deaths
1988–1998
Population count Adjusted rate ratio (95% CI)
1 0 - - -
2 4 359 1189 1.08 (0.93 – 1.26)
3 17 1089 8089 0.86 (0.78 – 0.93)
4 214 16315 105424 1.00 (1.00 – 1.00)
5 95 6404 48388 0.98 (0.94 – 1.02)
6 81 4999 39001 1.02 (0.98 – 1.07)
7 85 4947 41519 1.02 (0.97 – 1.07)
  1. * Group 1 – all five neighbouring CEDs were affluent; Group 7 – all five neighbouring CEDs were deprived.