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Table 3 Characteristics of stroke/transient ischaemic attack patients recorded with individual quality indicator 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

  Excluded from achieving blood pressure control n = 198 Excluded from achieving cholesterol control n = 605
  n (% Stroke) Odds ratio (95% CI) n (% Stroke) Odds ratio (95% CI)
Gender:     
Men* 66 (0.4) 1.00 361 (1.9) 1.00
Women 132 (0.7) 2.12 (1.59–2.83) 244 (1.3) 1.56 (1.30–1.88)
Ageband:     
<65* 34 (0.3) 1.00 143 (1.4) 1.00
65–74 58 (0.6) 1.11 (0.74–0.66) 210 (2.0) 1.18 (0.92–1.50)
>75 106 (0.6) 1.17 (0.47–1.35) 252 (1.5) 0.83 (0.68–1.01)
Deprivation:     
Quintile 1* 39 (0.5) 1.00 115 (1.6) 1.00
Quintile 2 35 (0.4) 0.80 (0.63–1.73) 123 (1.5) 0.95 (0.68–1.31)
Quintile 3 50 (0.6) 1.05 (0.59–1.58) 134 (1.6) 1.10 (0.68–1.37)
Quintile 4 43 (0.5) 0.96 (0.55–1.82) 148 (1.8) 0.93 (0.79–1.53)
Quintile 5 31 (0.6) 1.00 (0.55–1.82) 85 (1.6) 1.00 (0.59–1.44)
Co-morbidities:     
0*† 4 (0.03) 1.00 95 (0.7) 1.00
1 64 (0.5) 17.77 (6.41–49.28) 239 (2.0) 2.88 (2.21–3.77)
2 75 (1.0) 35.39 (12.65–98.98) 172 (2.4) 3.54 (2.71–4.63)
3+ 55 (1.2) 42.85 (15.02–122.22) 99 (2.2) 3.37 (2.50–4.54)
Dementia:     
No* 197 (0.6) 1.00 592 (1.6) 1.00
Yes 1 (0.1) 0.11 (0.02–0.82) 14 (1.3) 0.71 (0.41–1.22)
  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.