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Publication, Part of

Hospital Accident & Emergency Activity 2019-20

Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Date Range:
01 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020

Summary Reports - IMD and Ethnicity

A&E attendances by Index of Multiple Deprivation and rate per 100,000 population

People residing in the ‘most deprived 10%’ areas in England have the largest number of attendances at A&E departments with just under 3.1 million in 2019-20.

This group also has the highest rate of attendances with just under 55,200 attendances for every 100,000 people.

The ‘least deprived 10%’ have the lowest number of attendances (just under 1.6 million) and a rate of attendances around half that of the ‘most deprived 10%’ with just over 29,000 attendances for every 100,000 people.

Excludes attendances where the IMD is unknown.

Table 19: A&E attendances by Index of Multiple Deprivation and rate per 100,000 population (Source: HES and ONS)
Table 19: A&E attendances by Index of Multiple Deprivation and rate per 100,000 population (Source: HES and ONS)

A&E attendances by Ethnicity and rate per 100,000 population

Just under 80 per cent of A&E attendances (where the patients ethnicity is known) are for those with an ethnic group of White.

The lowest rate of attendances with 26,000 attendances for every 100,000 people is for those with an ethnic group of Mixed.

Other ethnic groups have a rate that is nearly 5 times higher with a rate of just under 125,000 attendances for every 100,000 people.

Excludes attendances where the ethnicity is unknown.

Table 20: A&E attendances by Ethnicity and rate per 100,000 population (Source: HES and ONS)
Table 20: A&E attendances by Ethnicity and rate per 100,000 population (Source: HES and ONS)
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