Table 2.8: Caring prevalence in children, 2017/2018 combined, by area deprivation and sex

Base: Aged 4-15 2017/2018 combined
Regular carer Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
(5th) Least deprived 4th 3rd 2nd (1st) Most deprived
% % % % %
Boys Provides regular care 1 1 2 2 3
Girls Provides regular care 1 0 4 2 4
All children Provides regular care 1 1 3 2 3
Unweighted bases Boys 251 243 238 232 226
Girls 218 223 208 214 193
All children 469 466 446 446 419
Weighted bases Boys 205 194 184 190 198
Girls 189 187 181 199 198
All children 393 381 365 388 396

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