TABLE 1

Demographics of respiratory tract infection hospitalisations

CharacteristicHospitalisations n (%)Mean admission rate per 1000 children
Sex
 Male957 628 (58.0)1.42
 Female694 047 (42.0)1.08
Age
 0–4 years1 410 090 (85.4)3.21
 5–9 years166 919 (10.1)0.39
 10–14 years47 666 (4.5)0.17
Region
 Greater London156 378 (9.5)0.77
 East Midlands138 663 (8.4)1.25
 East of England140 636 (8.5)0.96
 North East114 100 (6.9)1.81
 North West306 085 (18.5)1.72
 South East244 500 (14.8)1.14
 South West139 062 (8.4)1.12
 West Midlands215 459 (13.0)1.50
 Yorkshire and the Humber196 792 (11.9)1.49
Urbanisation level
 Urban1 411 152 (85.4)1.30
 Rural240 523 (14.6)1.04
Index of Multiple Deprivation
 Quintile 1#239 432 (14.5)0.93
 Quintile 2256 556 (15.5)1.04
 Quintile 3290 240 (17.6)1.18
 Quintile 4354 880 (21.5)1.35
 Quintile 5510 567 (30.9)1.68
  • #: least deprived; : most deprived.