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Table 1 Distribution of socio-economic position markers

From: Socio-economic position and childhood multimorbidity: a study using linkage between the Avon Longitudinal study of parents and children and the general practice research database

Socio-economic marker   Frequency (%)
Maternal education (n = 460) CSE/vocational/lower 153 (33.3%)
O level 182 (39.6%)
A level 85 (18.5%)
Degree 40 (8.7%)
Paternal education (n = 376) CSE/vocational/lower 99 (26.3%)
O level 90 (23.9%)
A level 127 (33.8%)
Degree 60 (16.0%)
Occupational social class (n = 419) I 13 (3.1%)
II 91 (21.7%)
III non-manual 93 (22.2%)
III manual 118 (28.2%)
IV 84 (20.1%)
V 20 (4.8%)
Housing tenure during pregnancy (n = 483) Mortgaged/owned 320 (66.3%)
Private rented 33 (6.8%)
Council rented/housing association 130 (26.9%)
Long family adversity index during pregnancy (n = 484) 0 169 (34.9%)
1 133 (27.5%)
2 81 (16.7%)
3 42 (8.7%)
4 17 (3.5%)
5 15 (3.1%)
6 12 (2.5%)
7 11 (2.3%)
8 or 9 4 (0.8%)
Townsend score (n = 620) 1st decile (least deprived) 63 (10.2%)
2 76 (12.3%)
3 40 (6.5%)
4 57 (9.2%)
5 69 (11.1%)
6 68 (11.0%)
7 59 (9.5%)
8 86 (13.9%)
9 46 (7.4%)
10th (most deprived) 56 (9.0%)