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Table 4 Social and material deprivation: items perceived as needed or wanted but which can't afford, 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

Item parent perceived as needed or wanted but which can't afford Children with DDA disability Non-disabled children  
  N % n % p
Child specific deprivation      
Family holiday away from home for 1 week a year 461 38.9 4741 32.1 X2 = 22.9, p < 0.0001
Enough bedrooms for every child of 10 or over of different sex to have own bedroom* 49 22 476 18.5 X2 = 1.4, NS
Leisure equipment such as bicycle 135 11.4 1219 8.3 X2 = 13.6, <0.0001
Celebrations on special occasions -- birthdays, Christmas or other religious festivals 71 6 680 4.6 X2 = 4.4, 0.036
Go swimming at least once a month 161 13.6 1522 10.3 X2 = 12.3, <0.0001
Do a hobby or leisure activity 114 9.6 1042 7.1 X2 = 10.4, 0.001
Have friend round for tea or snack once a fortnight 143 12.1 1224 8.3 X2 = 19.6, <0.0001
Go to toddler group/nursery/playgroup at least once a week 26 7.6 402 6.7 X2 = 0.3, NS
Go on school trips 96 8.6 812 6.5 X2 = 7.5, 0.006
Have an outdoor space or facilities nearby where can play 269 22.7 2342 15.9 X2 = 37.1, <0.0001
Household deprivation      
Enough money to keep home in decent decoration 305 25.8 2759 18.7 X2 = 35.1
<0.0001
Enough money for household contents insurance 293 24.8 2683 18.2 X2 = 31.1
<0.0001
Enough money for regular savings of & pounds10 per money 611 51.6 6013 40.7 X2 = 53.3
<0.0001
Enough money for 2 pairs of shoes for each child 209 17.7 1516 10.3 X2 = 61.4
<0.0001
Enough money to replace worn out furniture 452 38.2 4591 31.1 X2 = 25.3
<0.0001
Enough money to replace or repair major electrical goods 302 25.5 3350 22.7 X2 = 4.8
0.028
  1. NS = Not statistically significant
  2. * question asked if two or more children aged 10 or over of opposite sex in household