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Table 1 Descriptive statistics at the dissemination area level, April 2006 to March 2011

From: Examining equity in the utilisation of psychiatric inpatient care among patients with severe mental illness (SMI) in Ontario, Canada

Number of dissemination areas = 96,834 Mean SD
Dependent variable
 Admission Count 1.0 2.1
 Admission Count (including admissions for major depression) 1.5 2.4
 Admission Count (excluding admission for patients aged 75 and older) 1.0 2.0
Deprivation variable
 Material deprivation score −0.1 0.9
Core variables
 Population aged 15 and older 557.1 418
 % Age 15 to 19 - Males 8.6 3.4
 % Age 20 to 24 - Males 8.1 3.0
 % Age 25 to 29 - Males 7.6 3.0
 % Age 30 to 34 - Males 7.7 3.3
 % Age 35 to 39 - Males 8.7 3.4
 % Age 40 to 44 - Males 9.9 3.3
 % Age 45 to 49 - Males 10.4 2.9
 % Age 50 to 54 - Males 9.2 2.7
 % Age 55 to 59 - Males 7.9 2.6
 % Age 60 to 64 - Males 6.4 2.6
 % Age 65 to 74 - Males 8.7 4.1
 % Age 75 and older - Males 6.7 5.0
 % Age 15 to 19 - Females 7.8 3.1
 % Age 20 to 24 - Females 7.5 3.1
 % Age 25 to 29 - Females 7.3 3.4
 % Age 30 to 34 - Females 7.6 3.5
 % Age 35 to 39 - Females 8.5 3.4
 % Age 40 to 44 - Females 9.6 3.3
 % Age 45 to 49 - Females 10.1 3.0
 % Age 50 to 54 - Females 9.0 2.8
 % Age 55 to 59 - Females 7.8 2.8
 % Age 60 to 64 - Females 6.4 2.8
 % Age 65 to 74 - Females 9.0 4.2
 % Age 75 and older - Females 9.1 7.2
Need variables
 SMI prevalence per 1000 per aged 15 and older 11.9 10.2
 SMI prevalence per 1000 per aged 15 and older (with major depression) 16.6 12.4
 % Refugee 1.9 3.0
 % Immigrant 11.5 13.4
 % Long-term resident 86.5 15.4
Supply variables
 % Rural residence 13.9 34.6
 Average min. distance to any provider for aged 15 and older (km) 6.7 8.3
 Average min. distance to acute provider for aged 15 and older (km) 6.9 8.3
 Average min. distance to mental health provider for aged 15 and older (km) 13.5 23.7
 GP density per 1000 per aged 15 and older 1.0 6.4
 Psychiatrist density per 1000 per aged 15 and older 0.1 1.7
  1. Legend: SD Standard deviation, min. minimum, max. maximum, GP General practitioner
  2. Note: a higher value of the material deprivation score indicates higher level of deprivation