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Table 1 Practice characteristics

From: Patient factors associated with SSRI dose for depression treatment in general practice: a primary care cross sectional study

Practice *ADM volume DDDs/1000 patients (category) SSRI volume DDDs/1000 patients (%) Total practice population ≥ 18 years (female:male) Number of GPs SIMD quintile Training practice % patient prescribed an SSRI (number of patients/practice population ≥ 18 years)
1 9576 (L) 6933 (72.4) 3697 (1072:2625) 2 4 No 2.5% (94/3697)
2 18295 (L) 12630 (69.0) 9806 (5327:4479) 5 5 Yes 3.4% (337/9806)
3 20752 (L) 14600 (70.4) 6736 (3601:3135) 6 1 Yes 5.2% (353/6736)
4 28169 (M) 19714 (70.0) 4324 (2262:2062) 5 4 Yes 6.0% (261/4324)
5 29894 (M) 20860 (69.8) 5741 (2964:2777) 4 5 No 8.5% (487/5741)
6 31038 (M) 20967 (67.6) 3421 (1657:1764) 3 4 No 7.3% (250/3421)
7 35490 (H) 25448 (71.7) 3956 (2005:1951) 3 2 No 7.6% (299/3956)
8 41917 (H) 26710 (63.7) 5010 (2493:2517) 6 5 Yes 9.0% (451/5010)
9 44637 (H) 30344 (68.0) 3121 (1653:1468) 3 5 No 8.4% (262/3121)
10 49393 (H) 31885 (64.6) 3756 (1888:1868) 4 4 Yes 9.7% (365/3756)
11 65409 (H) 46309 (70.8) 3007 (1550:1457) 2 5 Yes 11.9% (359/3007)
  1. *From Prescribing Information Systems Scotland (PRISMS) data year to March 2009.
  2. ADM: antidepressant medicines. DDDs: defined daily doses.
  3. Category: Ranked as L – Low, M – Medium and H – High prescribers from PRISMS.
  4. SSRI: selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. % of total antidepressant DDDs/1000 patients.
  5. SIMD: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, categorise by practice postcode quintile 1 (least deprived) to 5 (most deprived).