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Table 4 Patient's residence – area postcodes (all selected hospitals) and – district postcodes after removing out-of-area cases (NSRI, Stoke on Trent 1997–2004)

From: A proposed approach in defining population-based rates of major injury from a trauma registry dataset: Delineation of hospital catchment areas (I)

  Patient postcode-all hospitals   Patient postcode – NSRI***
Hospital (s)/area postcode, time period Hospital area No (%) Out-of-hospital area No (%) Not known No (%) Total No (100.0%)   ST district postcode Total (area + not known)
        No (%)
North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary/ST, 1997–2004 3886
(75.8)
1012
(19.8)
227
(4.4)
5125 ST5 613 14.9
ST6 533 13.0      
       ST3 533 13.0
Nottingham Univ. H/NG, 1997–2004 4661
(73.1)
1425
(22.3)
294
(4.6)
6380   ST4 456 11.1
       ST2 312 7.6
The Ipswich H/IP, 1996–2004 2344
(86.4)
287
(10.6)
82
(3.0)
2713   ST7 288 7.0
       ST1 289 7.0
Leicester Royal Infirmary/LE, 1996–2004 3528
(85.5)
559
(13.5)
40
(1.0)
4127   ST10 211 5.1
       ST13 182 4.4
       ST8 125 3.0
Colchester General H/CO, 1996–2004 1296
(78.7)
256
(15.6)
94
(5.7)
1646   ST11 72 1.8
       ST9 66 1.6
Northampton General H/NN, 1996–2004 1395
(85.2)
221
(13.5)
21
(1.3)
1637   ST15 42 1.0
       ST14 33 0.8
       ST16 28 0.7
West Cumberland H/CA, 1996–2004 550
(82.1)
86
(12.8)
34
(5.1)
670   ST12 24 0.6
       ST17 21 0.5
Scunthorpe General H/DN, 1998–2004 1031
(89.2)
79
(6.8)
46
(4.0)
1156   ST18 17 0.4
       ST21 13 0.3
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary/HD, 1999–2004 592
(80.4)
95
(12.9)
49
(6.7)
736   ST19 8 0.2
       ST20 5 0.1
       ST 15 0.3
Peterborough District H & Pilgrim H/PE, 1996–2004 2972
(76.1)
702
(18.0)
229
(5.9)
3903   Not known 227 5.5
       Total 4113 100.0
Royal Liverpool H, Univ. H Aintree, Countess of Chester, Arrowe Park H*/L+CH, 1996–2004 8772
(85.6)
1053
(10.3)
418
(4.1)
10243     
Pool H/BH, 1996–2004** 1705
(77.3)
334
(15.1)
168
(7.6)
2207     
  1. *all cases age ≥ 16 years; ** excludes year 2002; *** in bold the first districts that account for 83.1% of hospital admissions