Table 1

Children’s parent’s and household’s characteristics by healthcare utilisation, mean value (SD) or count (percentage (%))

Number of general practice appointments per child per yearAt least one emergency department attendance per child per yearAt least one inpatient admission per child per yearAt least one outpatient appointment per child, per yearTotal child cohort
(n=6124)
0
(n=1614)
1–2
(n=2110)
3+
(n=2400)
No
(n=4921)
Yes
(n=1203)
No
(n=5562)
Yes
(n=562)
No
(n=5010)
Yes
(n=1114)
Parent with asthma, n (%)125 (8)187 (9)270 (11)452 (9)130 (11)516 (9)66 (12)443 (9)139 (12)582 (10)
Parent with depression, n (%)222 (14)339 (16)419 (17)767 (16)213 (18)869 (16)111 (20)738 (15)242 (22)980 (16)
Parent with diabetes, n (%)112 (7)135 (6)139 (6)318 (6)68 (6)353 (6)33 (6)305 (6)81 (7)386 (6)
Parent with epilepsy, n (%)15 (1)28 (1)30 (1)58 (1)15 (1)<1058 (1)15 (1)73 (1)
Parent with hypertension, n (%)249 (15)285 (14)303 (13)702 (14)135 (11)770 (14)67 (12)678 (14)159 (14)837 (14)
Parent with an acute mental health condition*, n (%)23 (1)31 (1)48 (2)86 (2)16 (1)<1080 (2)22 (2)102 (2)
Parent with osteoarthritis, n (%)62 (4)87 (4)98 (4)211 (4)36 (3)225 (4)22 (4)188 (4)59 (5)247 (4)
Mean parent long-term conditions, n (SD)0.3 (0.5)0.3 (0.5)0.4 (0.6)0.3 (0.5)0.3 (0.5)0.3 (0.5)0.4 (0.6)0.3 (0.5)0.4 (0.6)0.3 (0.5)
Mean parent general practice appointments, n (SD)2.9 (4.5)3.5 (3.4)4.4 (4.1)3.5 (4.0)4.3 (4.2)3.6 (3.9)4.8 (4.7)3.4 (3.4)4.7 (5.8)3.7 (4.0)
Mean parent emergency department attendances, n (SD)0.2 (0.6)0.2 (0.5)0.3 (0.8)0.2 (0.6)0.4 (0.9)0.2 (0.7)0.4 (0.9)0.2 (0.7)0.3 (0.8)0.2 (0.7)
Mean parent inpatient admissions, n (SD)0.1 (0.3)0.1 (0.4)0.1 (0.4)0.1 (0.3)0.2 (0.5)0.1 (0.4)0.2 (0.4)0.1 (0.3)0.1 (0.4)0.1 (0.4)
Mean parent outpatient appointments, n (SD)0.5 (1.2)0.7 (1.4)0.7 (1.4)0.6 (1.3)0.7 (1.5)0.6 (1.3)0.8 (1.6)0.6 (1.3)0.9 (1.5)0.7 (1.3)
Mean parent age, n (SD)36.8 (6.4)36.2 (6.5)35.0 (6.0)36.2 (6.3)34.4 (6.0)36.0 (6.3)34.5 (6.2)35.9 (6.3)35.9 (6.2)35.9 (6.3)
Number of parents (aged 18–55 years) band, n (%)
 1656 (41)858 (41)971 (40)1989 (40)496 (41)2257 (41)228 (41)2022 (40)463 (42)2485 (41)
 2629 (39)846 (40)1028 (43)2007 (41)496 (41)2279 (41)224 (40)2039 (41)464 (42)2503 (41)
 3+329 (20)406 (19)401 (17)925 (19)211 (18)1026 (18)110 (20)949 (19)187 (17)1136 (19)
Siblings (%)1253 (78)1598 (76)1668 (70)3718 (76)801 (67)4137 (74)382 (68)3746 (75)773 (69)4519 (74)
Number of siblings, n (SD)2.5 (1.3)2.4 (1.3)2.2 (1.2)2.4 (1.3)2.2 (1.2)2.4 (1.3)2.2 (1.2)2.4 (1.3)2.2 (1.2)2.4 (1.3)
Number of people in the household, n (SD)4.7 (1.9)4.6 (1.9)4.3 (1.8)4.5 (1.8)4.2 (1.7)4.5 (1.8)4.3 (1.8)4.5 (1.8)4.3 (1.7)4.5 (1.8)
  • Note: percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

  • * An acute mental health condition is defined as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses.