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Table 2 Patient population characteristics of practices in 7 categories for use of hospital services

From: Exploration of population and practice characteristics explaining differences between practices in the proportion of hospital admissions that are emergencies

Category   1 2 3 4 5 6 7   
Percentage of admissions that were emergency   <36% 36-40% 41-45% 46-50% 51-55% 56-60% >60%   
n 229 22 51 60 35 30 18 13 beta p
Proportion of Patients aged ≥ 65 0.147 (0.140-0.153) 0.160 (0.144-0.175) 0.161 (0.153-0.170) 0.166 (0.157-0.176) 0.142 (0.125-0.160) 0.129 (0.110-0.147) 0.110 (0.095-0.125) 0.081 (0.042-0.120) −0.860 <0.001
Proportion of male Patients 0.509 (0.505-0.514) 0.501 (0.497-0.505) 0.503 (0.499-0.507) 0.500 (0.497-0.504) 0.510 (0.502-0.518) 0.510 (0.503-0.518) 0.523 (0.506-0.541) 0.565 (0.500-0.630) 1.242 <0.001
White Ethnicity Proportion 0.801 (0.770-0.832) 0.951 (0.938-0.963) 0.918 (0.897-0.938) 0.890 (0.870-0.910) 0.728 (0.636-0.820) 0.598 (0.480-0.717) 0.544 (0.392-0.697) 0.664 (0.475-0.852) −0.185 <0.001
Index of Multiple Deprivation 19.87 (18.48-21.26) 11.96 (9.68-14.23) 14.91 (13.09-16.73) 14.64 (12.98-16.30) 20.32 (17.35-23.29) 27.86 (24.66-31.07) 35.52 (31.08-39.96) 34.34 (29.96-40.73) 0.006 <0.001
Coronary Heart Disease Expected Prevalence Proportion 0.043 (0.041-0.044) 0.041 (0.037-0.045) 0.043 (0.041-0.045) 0.043 (0.042-0.046) 0.042 (0.038-0.047) 0.044 (0.040-0.048) 0.044 (0.039-0.049) 0.035 (0.022-0.047) −0.382 0.493
Hypertension Expected Prevalence Proportion 0.238 (0.234-0.243) 0.245 (0.232-0.258) 0.250 (0.244-0.256) 0.249 (0.243-0.256) 0.234 (0.217-0.251) 0.226 (0.211-0.241) 0.214 (0.202-0.226) 0.198 (0.160-0.235) −0.811 <0.001
Stroke Expected Prevalence 0.019 (0.018-0.019) 0.018 (0.017-0.020) 0.019 (0.018-0.020) 0.020 (0.019-0.020) 0.018 (0.016-0.020) 0.018 (0.016-0.020) 0.018 (0.016-0.020) 0.015 (0.011-0.020) −3.123 0.015
  1. Means (95% CIs) N = 229.
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