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Table 2 Characteristics of stroke/transient ischaemic attack patients recorded with clinical domain 'top level' exception codes

From: Are different groups of patients with stroke more likely to be excluded from the new UK general medical services contract? A cross-sectional retrospective analysis of a large primary care population

  Unsuitable for inclusion n = 1749 Refusal or no response to letters to attend clinic n = 449
  n (% Stroke) Odds ratio (95% CI) n (% Stroke) Odds ratio (95% CI)
Gender:     
Men* 623 (3.9) 1.00 218 (1.3) 1.00
Women 1126 (7.0) 1.51 (1.36–1.68) 231 (1.4) 1.07 (0.89–1.29)
Ageband:     
<65* 189 (2.4) 1.00 150 (1.9) 1.00
65–74 257 (2.7) 1.13 (0.93–1.37) 105 (1.1) 0.60 (0.46–0.77)
>75 1303 (8.7) 3.15 (2.69–3.69) 194 (1.3) 0.70 (0.56–0.87)
Deprivation:     
Quintile 1* 362 (5.8) 1.00 76 (1.2) 1.00
Quintile 2 391 (5.6) 1.03 (0.88–1.19) 72 (1.0) 0.83 (0.60–1.15)
Quintile 3 414 (5.8) 1.05 (0.90–1.21) 89 (1.2) 1.00 (0.73–1.36)
Quintile 4 324 (4.5) 0.84 (0.71–0.98) 95 (1.3) 1.08 (0.80–1.46)
Quintile 5 258 (5.5) 1.15 (0.97–1.36) 117 (2.5) 2.02 (1.50–2.70)
Co-morbidities:     
0*† 529 (4.8) 1.00 140 (1.3) 1.00
1 614 (5.8) 1.08 (0.96–1.22) 171 (1.6) 1.29 (1.03–1.62)
2 338 (5.1) 0.91 (0.79–1.05) 86 (1.3) 1.08 (0.82–1.42)
3+ 268 (6.5) 1.14 (0.97–1.33) 52 (1.3) 1.06 (0.76–1.46)
Dementia:     
No* 1474 (4.7) 1.00 433 (1.4) 1.00
Yes 275 (28.0) 5.32 (4.56–6.20) 16 (1.6) 1.25 (0.75–2.09)
  1. *Reference group for odds ratio
  2. † Stroke-related co-morbidity including diabetes, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, heart failure and peripheral vascular disease.