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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and comorbid conditions in birth cohorta

From: Impact of preventive primary care on children’s unplanned hospital admissions: a population-based birth cohort study of UK children 2000–2013

Number of children N = 319,780
Characteristics Number (%)
Boys 163,713 (51.2)
Deprivationb
 Least deprived fifth 74,233 (23.2)
 Most deprived fifth 57,440 (18.0)
Maternal age at birth of child (years)
  < 20 12,814 (4.0)
 20–39 291,846 (91.3)
 40+ 15,120 (4.7)
Mother’s first child 234,781 (73.6)
Prematurity for constisency 19,275 (6.0)
Congenital condition 57,937 (18.2)
Diagnosed with ACSc chronic condition in children aged 5–9 years (N = 141,519)
Asthma 12,654 (8.9)
Diabetes 268 (0.2)
Epilepsy 670 (0.5)
More than one ACS chronic condition 123 (0.1)
  1. aBorn between 01/01/2000 and 31/03/2013 registered with 363 practices partnered with the Clinical Practice Research Datalink in England and followed up until 31/12/2013
  2. bIndex of multiple deprivation fifths (5 the most deprived, 1 least deprived)
  3. cAmbulatory care sensitive