Table 1

Characteristics of children aged 2 months to 4 years in Scotland between 2000 and 2014, by outcome and chronic condition status, stratified by age at death

All birthsAge at death 2–11 monthsAge at death 1–4 years
n=761 172RTISUDRTISUD
n=98n=228n=112n=54
Chronic conditionNo chronic conditionChronic conditionNo chronic conditionChronic conditionNo chronic conditionChronic conditionNo chronic condition
n=80n=18n=35n=193n=93n=19n=14n=40
n%n%n%P values*n%n%P valuesn%n%P valuesn%n%P values
Birth characteristics
 Sex
   Male392 35851.554758.751372.220.4231645.7111559.590.1404952.691052.631.000642.862767.500.123
   Female368 81448.453341.25527.781954.297840.414447.31947.37857.141332.50
 Preterm birth (<37 weeks)41 1495.412531.25<5†0.385720.003417.620.9432425.81<50.031<5615.00 0.086
   Missing36 2704.77911.25<5<5126.2299.6800.00<5<5
Socioeconomic
 Teenage mother (<20 years)52 7486.931012.50<50.575<53518.130.16966.45<50.417<5615.000.372
   Missing54 7327.1967.50<5<53116.0688.6000.00<5<5
 Most+second most
 deprived quintile
336 90744.264151.251055.560.9462262.8610855.960.7605154.84736.840.3451178.571947.500.345
Health
 Had missed or delayed infant vaccination52 8386.94NANA1920.43<50.188<5<50.358
Death
 Had a postmortem2430.001788.89<0.0013291.4318796.890.1452425.811789.47<0.0011285.713382.501.000
  • *Chronic condition versus no chronic condition.

  • †Statistical disclosure control for Scottish administrative data requires disclosure protection for cell sizes smaller than 5.

  • NA, not applicable; RTI, respiratory tract infection; SUD, sudden unexplained death.