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Table 3 The relationship between obesity and combined material and social deprivation stratified by urban-rural status

From: Utility of linking primary care electronic medical records with Canadian census data to study the determinants of chronic disease: an example based on socioeconomic status and obesity

Obese, n (%), N = 1589
  Combined material and social deprivation quintile
Region, n 1 (least deprived) 2 3 4 5 (most deprived) p-value
Urban, 1324 180 (13.6) 232 (17.5) 277 (20.9) 120 (9.1) 515 (38.9) <0.0001
Rural, 265 15 (5.7) 149 (56.2) 80 (30.2) 15 (5.7) 6 (2.3) 0.3904*
  1. *small numbers decrease power and the ability to detect significant differences for rural patients