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Table 1 Classification of and descriptive statistics on neighbourhood economic status

From: Are there differences in birth weight between neighbourhoods in a Nordic welfare state?

Neighbourhood economic status Code LH-ratio Births (n) % N-hood economic status (recoded) Code
Very high level of resources 1 < 0.25 6 105 1.8 Affluent 1
High level of resources 2 0.25–0.49 37 135 11.2   
Medium to high level of resources 3 0.50–0.79 64 337 19.5 Medium level 2
Medium level of resources 4 0.80–1.24 73 969 22.4   
Medium to low level of resources 5 1.25–1.99 59 678 18.1   
Low level of resources 6 2.00–3.99 45 288 13.7   
Very low level of resources 7 4.00–9.99 27 084 8.2 Poor 3
Poor 8 > 9.99 14 281 4.3   
Total    327 901 99.3   
Missing (< 500 inhabitants)    1693 0.5   
Missing (no information on neighbourhood)    502 0.2   
Total    330 096 100.0