Table 1

Socioeconomic status characteristics for all discharges available for study (n = 1,138,127)

Socioeconomic Status (Quintiles)


1 (Lowest)

2

3

4

5 (Highest)


Number of Discharges

208557

(18%)

222873

(20%)

236339

(21%)

233973

(21%)

236385

(21%)


Median SES Summary Score (range)

-3.9 (-16.2 to -1.9)

-0.8 (-1.9 to 0.2)

1.1 (0.2 to 2.2)

3.6 (2.3 to 4.9)

7.5 (5.0 to 19.4)


Wealth/Income


Median household income ($)

29621

34732

37972

41899

55292


Median value of housing units ($)

73500

87600

97600

123200

170400


Households with interest, dividend, or rental income

23%

32%

38%

44%

53%


Education


Adult residents who completed ≥ high school

67%

77%

82%

87%

92%


Adult residents who completed ≥ college

16%

22%

27%

35%

48%


Employment


Employed residents with management, professional, and related occupations

21%

26%

29%

36%

45%


Strope et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:121   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-121

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