Table 1

Admitted, outpatient and A and E utilisation and costs per child up to age 15 years by IMD decile.

IMDChildren in cohort
(n=515 889)
Average number of admissions/attendancesAverage costs (SD) per child
(95% CI)
N%Emergency department attendances* (age 4–15 years)Inpatient admissions(birth to age 15 years)Outpatient attendances (birth to age 15 years)Emergency department attendances *
(age 4–15 years)
Inpatient admissions (birth to age 15 years)Outpatient attendances
(birth to age 15 years)
1 Most deprived77 32615.0%3.22.010.6£342 (447)
(£339 to £345)
£2436 (7660)
(£2382 to £2490)
£1424 (2621)
(£1406 to £1442)
265 91112.8%2.91.79.7£309 (419)
(£306 to £312)
£2194 (7320)
(£2138 to £2250)
£1300 (2437)
(£1281 to £1319)
357 83011.2%2.81.69.4£294 (405)
(£291 to £297)
£2058 (7127)
(£2000 to £2116)
£1257 (2337)
(£1238 to £1276)
451 51510.0%2.61.69.3£277 (375)
(£274 to £280)
£1961 (6256)
(£1907 to £2015)
£1236 (2451)
(£1215 to £1257)
548 0519.3%2.61.69.1£271 (366)
(£268 to £274)
£1952 (6378)
(£1895 to £2009)
£1210 (2205)
(£1190 to £1230)
645 5818.8%2.51.58.9£260 (356)
(£257 to £263)
£1934 (6944)
(£1870 to £1998)
£1194 (2262)
(£1173 to £1215)
743 2958.4%2.41.58.6£250 (342)
(£247 to £253)
£1854 (6743)
(£1790 to £1918)
£1155 (2182)
(£1134 to £1176)
842 9928.3%2.21.48.4£238 (336)
(£235 to £241)
£1761 (5624)
(£1708 to £1814)
£1127 (2158)
(£1107 to £1147)
942 4978.2%2.11.38.2£226 (313)
(£223 to £229)
£1717 (5880)
(£1661 to £1773)
£1096 (2105)
(£1076 to £1116)
10 Least deprived40 8917.9%2.21.48.4£229 (309)
(£226 to £232)
£1760 (6240)
(£1700 to £1820)
£1119 (2128)
(£1098 to £1140)
Cost difference between most and least deprived (95% CI)£113
(£109 to £118)
£676
(£595 to £757)
£305
(£277 to £333)
  • *Emergency department (ED) data were unavailable prior to 2007/2008, so ED data start from age 4 years.

  • IMD, Index of Multiple Deprivation.