Table 3

 Mean (SD) hospital inpatient costs (£1998–99), by social class and period of life (n = 93657)*

Period of lifeIIIIII-NMIII-MIVV
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
*Only children alive at the start of the specified period were included within inpatient cost estimates.
1st year:
Initial birth admission921.531085.42906.521131.36963.831597.97938.731516.57958.861294.62924.631379.03
Subsequent admissions411.392126.75475.902765.15698.943103.31586.622543.69614.762638.59790.563402.49
2nd year73.04497.3197.32738.95144.88886.83128.661099.87123.771139.04174.37964.48
3rd year69.441045.3972.10665.8699.87734.04101.39917.4682.41598.99148.662034.23
4th year53.55352.0762.53471.6399.22684.3670.27463.2286.29940.4579.69481.46
5th year57.68393.6164.80564.93108.13887.3675.29413.3868.87532.5565.54392.04
6th year53.091036.4953.96434.5395.251077.0069.70405.2464.67627.5765.63465.93
7th year41.09445.8050.60586.1381.521002.8159.85392.9070.091221.8775.38842.45
8th year43.23925.3241.28544.6470.32845.6856.42601.1655.611064.4166.33855.14
9th year29.91485.6438.00626.1961.62781.5742.63436.6851.94791.0087.682991.18
10th year29.68486.2131.43498.7159.00862.1750.421349.4736.82521.3043.52884.69