Table 2

Percentage of discrepancy by decile between area-based and household-level income measures

Area-based Measure

Group

None

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine


Actual household-level income

All

14.9

22.5

18.5

14.5

10.8

7.7

5.3

3.3

1.8

0.7

Non-seniors

14.9

21.8

18.2

14.7

11.2

7.9

5.4

3.4

1.8

0.7

Seniors

15.6

23.9

19.1

14.4

10.4

7.2

4.7

2.7

1.4

0.6


Best-case scenario

All

33.4

18.3

14.4

11.4

8.3

5.4

4.1

2.6

1.4

0.7

Non-seniors

37.8

16.0

13.3

10.7

8.2

5.8

3.9

2.5

1.3

0.5

Seniors

20.2

22.7

18.0

13.6

9.8

6.8

4.4

2.6

1.3

0.6


Note: In Best-case scenario, non-registered households are assigned a hypothetical household-level income decile that is identical to their area-based measure.

Hanley and Morgan BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:79   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-79

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