Table 1

Family physician home visits by neighbourhood income quintiles and region of residency

Family physician home visits Mean (standard deviation); Median (range)


Region of residency


Neighbourhood income quintile

All adult Nova Scotians

Halifax regional municipality

All other regions


Lower

1.67 (4.2); 0 (0–89)

2.30 (4.1); 0 (0–30)

1.53 (4.2); 0 (0–89)

Lower middle

1.77 (4.1); 0 (0–69)

2.60 (4.6); 1 (0–31)

1.60 (4.0); 0 (0–69)

Middle

2.25 (4.7); 0 (0–58)

2.96 (5.1); 1 (0–45)

2.02 (4.9); 0 (0–58)

Upper middle

2.15 (4.0); 0 (0–56)

2.44 (4.4); 1 (0–56)

1.95 (3.6); 0 (0–24)

Upper

2.42 (3.9); 1 (0–35)

2.36 (3.7); 1 (0–23)

2.65 (4.6); 0 (0–35)

All

2.00 (4.2); 0 (0–89)

2.53 (4.4); 1 (0–56)

1.75 (4.1); 0 (0–89)


Note: Mean and median visits differ significantly at the p < 0.0001 level

Burge et al. BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:1   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-4-1

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