Table 2

First all-cause hospital admissions characteristics

Down syndrome (n=1105)Control group (n=3305)P value
n(%), Median (IQR)n(%), Median (IQR)
Age at admission (months)0 (IQR=0–300)24 (IQR=0–288)<0.001
Sex
 Male572 (51.8%)1840 (55.7%)<0.001
 Female533 (48.2%)1465 (44.3%)
Birth year group
 Most recent577 (92.2%)1468 (44.8%)<0.001
 Less recent528 (90.7%)1837 (63.3%)
SIMD
 Most affluent (5)217 (19.6%)570 (17.2%)<0.001
 4226 (20.4%)609 (18.4%)
 3203 (18.4%)591 (17.9%)
 2230 (20.8%)720 (21.8%)
 Most deprived (1)229 (20.7%)814 (24.6%)
Duration of admission (days)2.00 (IQR=1.00–4.00)1.00 (IQR=1.00–1.00)<0.001
  • Denominator for birth year group most recent/less recent are for Down syndrome n=653/582/control group n=3275/2900.

  • SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.