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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for Patients in the Study

From: The use of end-quintile comparisons to identify under-servicing of the poor and over-servicing of the rich: A longitudinal study describing the effect of socioeconomic status on healthcare

Variable   Number Percentage
Agegroup 0–4 188827 17.7
  5–9 41760 3.9
  10–14 36173 3.4
  15–19 57212 5.4
  20–24 69732 6.6
  25–29 81310 7.7
  30–34 82977 7.8
  35–39 73647 6.9
  40–44 64366 6.1
  45–49 62323 5.9
  50–54 55034 5.2
  55–59 46438 4.4
  60–64 42300 4.0
  65–69 42244 4.0
  70–74 40292 3.8
  75+ 76987 7.3
Sex Male 484935 45.7
  Female 576166 54.3
No. of comorbidities 0 763993 72.0
  1–2 244053 23.0
  3–4 31833 3.0
  5+ 21222 2.0
SEIFA category 1 – Extreme disadvantage 211371 19.9
  2 – disadvantage 243432 22.9
  3 – average 225003 21.2
  4 – advantaged 184621 17.4
  5 – extreme advantage 196674 18.5
ARIA category 1 – Remote 80318 7.6
  2 – Accessible 139986 13.2
  3 – Highly accessible 840797 79.2
Aborginality Yes 40748 3.8
  No 1020353 96.2
Possession of health insurance Yes 348396 32.8
  No 712705 67.2
Total persons   1061101