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Table 1 Characteristics of Patients living in high and low deprivation areas

From: Patient enablement requires physician empathy: a cross-sectional study of general practice consultations in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation in Scotland

Characteristics Categories Most Deprived Areas n (%) Least Deprived Areas n (%) Pvalue
Age < 30 years 411 (23.5%) 176 (17.8%) < 0.001
  30-60 years 972 (55.7%) 560 (56.5%)  
  > 60 years 363 (20.8%) 256 (25.7%)  
Sex Female 1176(65.3%) 615 (61%) 0.024
Emotional distress (GHQ caseness) 4 or more 652 (41.3%) 273 (28.6%) < 0.001
Number of long-term conditions 0 485 (24.7%) 271 (25.2%) 0.008
  1 491 (25%) 320 (29.7%)  
  2 387 (19.7%) 223 (20.7%)  
  3 or more 599 (30.5%) 262 (24.3%)  
General Health Very good 206 (11.3%) 166 (16.1%) < 0.001
  Good 471 (25.9%) 375 (36.5%)  
  Fair 665 (36.6%) 339 (33%)  
  Bad 383 (21.1%) 122 (11.9%)  
  Very Bad 94 (5.2%) 26 (2.5%)  
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