Table 1

Trends of incidence rates of LCDP per 100 000 children under 15 years by area of residence

Years
Area1976–811982–891990–95
All Liverpool 16.9 (13.5–20.3)8.5 (6.7–10.4)8.7 (6.3–11.1)
16.39.26.9
 Inner city21.9 (16.7–27.1)8.0 (5.0–10.9)10.5 (7.0–14.0)
21.01-150 9.610.6
 Outer city13.2 (9.1–17.2)8.9 (6.3–11.6)7.4 (4.0–10.8)
11.87.95.9
Knowsley14.61-151 14.11-151 11.3 (6.7–15.9)
11.11-152
Sefton11.91-151 8.91-151 4.4 ( 2.4–9.9)
6.0
  • Results expressed as mean (95% CI), followed by the median value.

  • 1-150 Mann–Whitney U test for comparison between inner and outer Liverpool; p = 0.014.

  • 1-151 Crude overall rate, not based on ward specific rates.

  • 1-152 Mann–Whitney U test for comparison between Knowsley and Sefton (p = 0.02).