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Table 2 Percentage of applicants with an accepted offer for medical school by UK country according to four measures of socioeconomic status (SES)

From: Fair access to medicine? Retrospective analysis of UK medical schools application data 2009-2012 using three measures of socioeconomic status

  England (n = 7772)1 Scotland (n = 1315) Wales (n = 467)1 N. Ireland (n = 883) UK (n = 10437) UK selection ratio (accepted offers: applicants)
IMD decile (postcode assigned SES)       
 1 deprived 3.5 1.9 2.6 1.2 3.1 0.60
 2 5.2 2.4 3.9 2.0 4.5 0.66
 3 5.9 2.8 2.1 4.0 5.2 0.79
 4 6.9 4.6 5.4 5.5 6.4 0.88
 5 7.9 6.5 6.2 7.6 7.6 0.94
 6 9.1 6.7 6.9 7.5 8.5 0.95
 7 10.6 8.7 8.4 9.3 10.1 1.08
 8 12.5 12.1 9.4 11.9 12.3 1.09
 9 15.4 18.9 17.6 17.4 16.1 1.11
 10 affluent 22.9 35.5 37.7 33.5 26.1 1.19
School typea       
 Independent 29.0 34.8 13.9 0.1 26.6 1.09
 State 68.2 61.0 82.2 96.3 70.3 0.97
   Grammar 22.2 0.1 0.2 92.1 24.3 1.15
   Comp/FEC/SFC 46.0 60.9 82.0 4.2 46.0 0.89
 Missing/Unknown/Other 2.9 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.1 0.97
Parental NS-SEC       
 1 Higher managerial/admin & professional 78.3 86.2 83.9 81.4 79.8 1.06
 2 Intermediate 4.3 4.6 4.1 5.5 4.4 0.94
 3 Small employers, own account workers 4.7 3.1 3.4 5.0 4.5 0.83
 4 Lower supervisory and technical 1.6 1.4 0.6 1.7 1.5 0.79
 5 Semi-routine and routine 2.0 0.6 1.9 0.9 1.7 0.59
 Missing 9.2 4.0 6.0 5.4 8.1 0.82
  1. aIndependent schools are fee-paying and mainly select by academic ability. State schools are government funded and free to use. Grammar schools select by academic ability. Comp/FEC/Other refers to comprehensive schools (non-selective), further education colleges (which provide non-selective education to some 16–18 year olds), other refers to a range of other school types including sixth-form colleges (which only provide education to 16–18 year olds