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Table 3 Individual characteristics of patient participants and non-participants

From: Personal continuity and access in UK general practice: a qualitative study of general practitioners' and patients' perceptions of when and how they matter

  No of patients participating (n = 32) No of patients declining to take part (n = 11)
Age 9 Not known
20–44 11  
45–64 12  
65 and over   
Sex   
Female 17 5
Male 15 6
Patient's current preference for seeing particular GPs +   
Currently preferred to see the interviewed GP 16 Not known
Currently preferred to see another GP 5  
Didn't have a preferred GP at time of study 7  
Patient's estimate of no of consultations in the last year +   
0 1 Not known
1–4 12  
5–9 12  
10 or more 3  
  1. + Only for patients in main phase of study