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Table 3 Living circumstances of disabled children compared to non-disabled children, FRS, 2004/5

From: Prevalence of childhood disability and the characteristics and circumstances of disabled children in the UK: secondary analysis of the Family Resources Survey

  Child has DDA-disabled No DDA disability  
  n % n %  
Lone parent family 406 34.1 3797 25.6 X2* = 414.6, <0.0001
Two adult family 783 65.9 11026 74.4  
Median number of children in household 2.00 -- 2.00 -- z = -0.595**, NS
Lives with 1 or more siblings with a DDA-defined disability 293 24.6 1078 7.3 X2*** = 5412.2, <0.0001
1 or more adults with DDA disability in family unit 543 45.7 2877 20.1 X2* = 418.6, <0.0001
1 or more adults with DDA disability in household 560 47.1 3214 21.7 X2* = 393.3, <0.0001
Housing tenure:      
   Rented/other 563 47.4 4935 33.3 X2* = 95.9, <0.001
   Owner-occupied 626 52.6 9888 66.9  
Median number rooms house 5.00 -- 6.00 -- z = -5.324**, <0.0001
Live in flat 109 9.2 1298 8.8 X2* = 1.2, NS
Live in detached house 223 18.8 3706 25.0 X2* = 25.5, <0.0001
Median equivalised total weekly income after housing costs:      
   All €334 -- €384 -- z = -6.484**, <0.0001
   1 adult in family €277 -- €272 -- z = -0.780**, NS
   2 or more adults in family €395 -- €441 -- z = -5.639**, <0.0001
   1 child €370 -- €457 -- z = -4.636**, <0.0001
   2 or more children €321 -- €365 -- z = -5.006**, <0.0001
Reported ethnicity if head of family:      
   White UK/other €344 -- €396 -- z = -6.708**, <0.0001
   Black/minority ethnic/other €253 -- €298 -- z = -1.860**, NS
Household income quintiles:      
   Quintile 1 277 8.6 2942 91.4 X2**** = 41.79, <0.0001
   Quintile 2 280 8.7 2937 91.3  
   Quintile 3 267 8.4 2912 91.6  
   Quintile 4 204 8.4 2994 93.6  
   Quintile 5 161 5.0 3038 95.0  
  1. Reported test statistics;
  2. *Yates continuity correction
  3. ** Mann-Whitney U
  4. *** Pearson Chi-square
  5. **** Chi-square for linear trend