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Table 2 Distribution of material and social deprivation indexes according to the other variables used in this study (n = 74, 859; June 2013 to May 2015)

From: Area deprivation and attachment to a general practitioner through centralized waiting lists: a cross-sectional study in Quebec, Canada

  Material deprivationa Social deprivationb
very advant. advant. med. disad. very disad. very advant. advant. med. disad. very disad.
Total sample (%) 28.16 21.96 17.37 18.46 14.06 16.59 13.12 15.28 22.76 32.25
Attachment though CWLs (%) Attached to a GP 27.55 29.70 34.57 36.63 44.78 24.37 28.72 29.83 36.80 39.06
  Waiting for attachment 72.45 70.30 65.43 63.37 55.22 75.63 71.28 70.17 63.20 60.94
Sex (%) Female 54.48 53.90 53.71 52.59 52.44 51.55 52.06 54.67 54.11 54.36
  Male 45.52 46.10 46.29 47.41 47.56 48.45 47.94 45.33 45.89 45.64
Mean age (s.d.)c 44.08 (21.90) 42.80 (22.14) 42.49 (22.15) 40.56 (21.94) 38.83 (22.22) 43.93 (21.89) 43.0 (22.79) 42.81 (22.49) 41.74 (22.29) 40.81 (21.57)
Local health network (%) A 13.66 24.87 23.35 17.24 11.04 25.59 25.37 25.78 15.39 9.56
B 16.53 11.13 14.20 10.79 5.79 0.60 1.33 6.12 13.61 25.01
C 29.10 20.64 23.03 25.20 20.79 31.22 16.40 23.24 25.50 23.61
D 31.66 36.19 23.84 26.56 19.45 41.65 56.37 35.46 18.61 14.51
E 9.04 7.17 15.58 20.22 42.93 0.94 0.53 9.40 26.89 27.31
Medical vulnerability (%)d Vulnerable 31.70 29.81 31.76 31.58 32.43 29.90 29.93 30.12 32.10 32.81
Non-vulnerable 68.30 70.19 68.24 68.42 67.57 70.10 70.07 69.88 67.90 67.19
Clinical priority (%)e 1 (most urgent) 1.77 1.53 2.19 2.10 2.45 1.47 1.25 1.54 2.56 2.20
2 12.38 13.42 16.44 18.40 22.16 11.31 13.21 13.88 17.57 18.61
3 13.08 12.61 13.36 12.09 11.22 11.89 11.00 12.65 12.98 13.15
4 27.95 26.26 25.06 23.77 22.71 27.51 26.04 25.10 24.44 25.39
5 (least urgent) 44.82 46.17 42.95 43.64 41.47 47.81 48.50 46.84 42.45 40.65
Mean number of health conditions (s.d.)f 0.41 (0.79) 0.38 (0.76) 0.42 (0.81) 0.42 (0.79) 0.46 (0.84) 0.38 (0.76) 0.38 (0.76) 0.39 (0.78) 0.43 (0.82) 0.44 (0.81)
Health conditions (%) Mental healthg 5.54 5.18 6.49 7.20 7.61 4.57 4.42 4.94 6.75 8.05
Major depression 1.96 1.95 1.77 1.92 1.94 1.25 1.82 1.73 1.98 2.34
Addiction 0.57 0.63 0.92 0.97 1.20 0.50 0.43 0.60 0.83 1.20
Active cancer 4.37 3.74 3.81 3.70 3.59 3.70 3.66 3.89 4.10 3.96
Intellectual disability 0.39 0.40 0.43 0.57 0.68 0.48 0.50 0.49 0.45 0.48
Diabetes 4.72 5.11 5.98 5.38 6.20 5.29 4.98 5.07 5.49 5.57
COPD 3.52 3.21 4.06 4.07 5.06 3.41 3.05 3.62 4.27 4.25
  1. Abbreviations: very advant very advantaged, advant advantaged, med medium, disad disadvantaged, very disad very disadvantaged
  2. aArea-based material deprivation
  3. bArea-based social deprivation
  4. cs.d.: standard deviation
  5. dMedical vulnerability is determined by the presence of at least one of 19 medical vulnerability codes, as pre-determined by the RAMQ, or being older of 70 year old
  6. eClinical priority level as assigned by the CWLs’ nurses (ranging from Priority 1 – most urgent, to Priority 5 – least urgent)
  7. fNumber of medical vulnerability codes present
  8. gMenthal health problems excluding major depression