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Table 1 Socioeconomic status and other characteristics of study sample (n = 434) §

From: Socioeconomic status and hospital utilization among younger adult pneumonia admissions at a Canadian hospital

Characteristic n (%)
Employable persons on income assistance (C$7,081) ╪ 84 (19)
Persons receiving a provincial disability pension (C$10,784) ╪ 64 (15)
Receiving income assistance or provincial disability pension 148 (34)
Neighbourhood-level income quintiles (average income range per single person equivalent) 
1 (C$10,950 – C$29,001) 183 (45)
2 (C$29,037 – C$33,944) 79 (19)
3 (C$33,966 – C$38,834) 38 (9)
4 (C$38,881 – C$45,760) 45 (11)
5 (C$46,045 – C$122,256) 65 (16)
Missing 24
Male 189 (44)
Mean Age, +/- SD 45.1, +/-12.6
Current smoker 205 (47)
Documented substance abuse issues 111 (26)
Pneumonia Severity Index  
Mean, +/- SD 70.6, +/- 34.0
Median, min – max 64.0, 12 – 219
Documented ADL problem 19 (4)
Number of co-morbidities  
0 307 (71)
1 112 (26)
2 14 (3)
3 1 (0.2)
Living alone 107 (25)
  1. § Adult pneumonia admissions <65 years to Vancouver General Hospital, January 1, 1990 to March 31, 2001
  2. ╪ Annual benefits in British Columbia, 1996 [21]. These two categories of BC benefits are mutually exclusive; an individual cannot receive both at the same time. At ages 65 and over, individuals are no longer eligible for income assistance or provincial disability assistance.
  3. ╠ Range of 1996 census enumeration area average income per single person equivalent for Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area [18]
  4. SD = standard deviation; min = minimum value; max = maximum value; ADL = activities of daily living