Table 4

Age and sex adjusted prevalence ratio (PR), CI (95%) and p value for selected place of death relative to all other places of death for the Scottish White ethnic group for each socioeconomic variable, Scotland 2001–2009

In hospitalIn hospiceAt home
Socioeconomic variablePR (95% CI)p Value*PR (95% CI)p Value*PR (95% CI)p Value*
SIMD†0.99 (0.98 to 1.00)0.1291.02 (0.99 to 1.05)0.21581.00 (0.99 to 1.01)0.8666
Highest qualification (individual)‡0.97 (0.96 to 0.98)<0.00011.11 (1.08 to 1.14)<0.00010.98 (0.95 to 1.00)0.0938
Highest qualification (household)‡0.96 (0.96 to 0.97)<0.00011.06 (1.04 to 1.09)<0.00011.03 (1 to 1.05)0.0335
NS-SEC (individual)§0.98 (0.97 to 0.99)<0.00011.09 (1.07 to 1.11)<0.00010.98 (0.96 to 1.00)0.0323
NS-SEC (household)§0.98 (0.96 to 0.99)0.00181.07 (1.05 to 1.10)<0.00010.99 (0.97 to 1.02)0.5951
Car ownership0.96 (0.94 to 0.97)<0.00010.98 (0.96 to 1.00)0.10411.10 (1.06 to 1.13)<0.0001
Household tenure owned vs rented¶0.93 (0.92 to 0.95)<0.00011.19 (1.15 to 1.23)<0.00011.03 (0.99 to 1.06)0.1318
Activity last week vs inactive**0.98 (0.96 to 1.00)0.02651.04 (1.02 to 1.06)0.00051.01 (0.99 to 1.03)0.4918
  • *When reviewing p values, consider the corrected level of significance to account for multiple testing: 0.0063 derived from significance level of 0.05 divided by the number of comparisons, in this case 8.

  • †Figures are for each quintile increase in Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).

  • ‡Figures are for each category increase in highest qualification (none to low and low to high).

  • §Figures are for each category change in National Statistics Socioeconomic Classification (NS-SEC) grouping from N (never worked) to M (managerial and professional groups).

  • ¶Figures indicate prevalence ratio of those who rent and those who own their house.

  • **Figures indicate prevalence ratio of those who were inactive and those working last week.