Table 1

Association between social deprivation, cardiac emergency hospitalisations, severity of disease, and diuretic adherence

Deprivation categoryp Value
(n = 106)
(n = 204)
(n = 152)
Cardiac emergency hospitalisation data
Number of cardiac hospitalisations per patient (geometric mean) in each group0.710.810.911-150 0.007
Patients with any cardiac hospitalisation (%)2634401-150 0.03
Number of cardiac hospitalisations per hospitalised patient (geometric mean)1.381.501.66NS
Measures of severity
Percentage died (%)162018NS
Average (SD) diuretic dose frusemide equivalents (mg)85 (38)78 (46)83 (39)NS
Median length of hospital stay (days)66.56NS
Adherence measure
Mean (SD) diuretic adherence (%)96 (29)93 (26)99 (36)NS
  • 1-150 Cochran-Armitage test for trend.