Table 4

Characteristics and age and sex-adjusted prevalence ORs for SHAIPS-2 respondents before within-city migration from affluent to deprived areas compared with respondents remaining in affluent areas. Sheffield, 2000

CharacteristicsPeople remaining in affluent areas
% (Counts*)
Migrants from affluent to deprived areas
% (Counts*)
Adjusted prevalence ORs (95% CI) for migrants versus non-migrants
Medical conditions
 LLTI23.5 (875/3716)33.2 (80/241)2.37 (1.71 to 3.29)
 Bronchitis6.9 (265/3856)8.9 (22/247)1.46 (0.92 to 2.31)
 Asthma15.0 (578/3856)22.3 (55/247)1.71 (1.25 to 2.35)
 Angina3.6 (138/3856)4.9 (12/247)1.56 (0.84 to 2.88)
 Stroke3.2 (118/3705)5.2 (12/232)1.88 (0.98 to 3.61)
 Diabetes2.6 (97/3681)6.5 (15/230)3.03 (1.70 to 5.41)
 Depression4.7 (183/3856)10.9 (27/247)2.71 (1.74 to 4.21)
Socioeconomic deprivation
 Access to fewer than two cars63.9 (2381/3729)71.3 (169/237)1.70 (1.26 to 2.29)
 Receiving means-tested benefit15.0 (580/3856)25.9 (64/247)2.25 (1.65 to 3.07)
Lifestyle factors
 Current smoker18.0 (678/3763)27.0 (65/241)1.51 (1.12 to 2.05)
  • *With regard to denominator counts, answers based on straightforward questions (limiting long-term illness, stroke, diabetes, access to cars, smoking) had missing responses. For answers based on a more complex combination of responses (chronic bronchitis, asthma, angina, depression, means-tested benefits), where in order to have the condition, respondents needed to have responded positively to a number of questions, the assumption was that the remainder of the sample was negative for these conditions.

  • LLTI, limiting long-term illness; SHAIPS-2, Second Sheffield Health and Illness Prevalence Survey.