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Table 4—

Relation between material deprivation (Carstairs score) and severe hypoglycemia requiring NHS resource use

Social class
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No cases 23 31 23 20 51 
Percent 1.56 1.60 1.53 1.42 2.09 2.99 0.00 
Total patients 578 1,441 2,025 1,616 955 1,704 
Social class
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No cases 23 31 23 20 51 
Percent 1.56 1.60 1.53 1.42 2.09 2.99 0.00 
Total patients 578 1,441 2,025 1,616 955 1,704 

Data are n and %. The Carstairs score uses U.K. decennial census data to calculate a single score for each post-code area using the Z-score technique. Seven categories are defined ranging from the most affluent (class 1) to the most deprived (class 7) (16, 17). P = 0.002 (Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test).

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