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Table 4 Total drug costs by income decile

From: On the validity of area-based income measures to proxy household income

Entire BC population Non-senior population Senior population
  Mean total drug costs Percent of total drug costs Mean total drug costs Percent of total drug costs Mean total drug costs Percent of total drug costs
Deciles measured by CRA validated income
1 ($900–3,750) 743.27 10.39 826.46 15.24 894.61 6.99
2 ($3750–12,000) 615.16 8.60 456.26 8.41 942.67 7.37
3 ($12,000–16,000) 605.19 8.46 332.54 6.13 1059.92 8.28
4 ($16,000–20,000) 681.31 9.53 334.55 6.17 1178.95 9.21
5 ($20,000–29,375) 534.48 7.47 358.74 6.61 1280.50 10.01
6 ($29,375–39,584) 653.91 9.14 411.01 7.58 1352.22 10.57
7 ($29,584–51,250) 705.15 9.86 503.90 9.29 1420.86 11.11
8 ($51,250–67,917) 821.07 11.48 654.20 12.06 1499.01 11.72
9 ($67,917–91,667) 881.27 12.32 741.34 13.67 1565.45 12.24
10 ($91,667–475,000) 912.01 12.75 804.41 14.83 1599.72 12.50
   100   100   100
Deciles measured by neighbourhood income
1 ($4,200–20,100) 726.63 10.16 615.32 11.35 1109.80 8.67
2 ($20,100–23,800) 653.33 9.13 499.71 9.21 1189.72 9.30
3 ($23,800–26,500) 697.09 9.75 511.38 9.43 1245.68 9.74
4 ($26,500–29,00) 700.24 9.79 510.90 9.42 1273.95 9.96
5 ($29,00–31,300) 707.28 9.89 523.97 9.66 1271.18 9.94
6 $31,300–33,900) 711.68 9.95 531.67 9.80 1309.01 10.23
7 ($33,900–36,900) 720.97 10.08 540.98 9.97 1323.70 10.35
8 ($36,900–41,300) 722.07 10.09 545.90 10.07 1343.11 10.50
9 ($41,300–48,900) 728.69 10.19 554.05 10.22 1349.44 10.55
10 ($48,900–310,900) 784.83 10.97 589.86 10.87 1378.30 10.77
   100   100   100
  1. Note: All numbers are based on the best-case scenario in which all non-registered households are assigned a hypothetical individual-level income decile that is identical to their area-based measure.