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Table 2 Sample characteristics

From: Does quality of care for hypertension in primary care vary with postcode area deprivation? An observational study

Patient characteristics Mean (SD), range Category N (%)
Age 67.4 (11.9), 32-92 < 63 years 101 (33.2)
   63-73 years 101 (33.2)
   > 73 years 102 (33.6)
Gender   Men 126 (41.5)
   Women 178 (58.6)
Smoking status
(n = 280)*
  Smoker 42 (15.0)
   Non-Smoker 238 (85.0)
Time point   2003 149 (49.0)
   2005 155 (51.0)
Year of diagnosis   1967-1997 152 (50)
   1998-2005 152 (50)
Deprivation score (IMD)** 19.5 (14.2), 2.6-73.9 Least deprived 102 (33.9)
   Middle 99 (32.9)
   Most deprived 100 (33.2)
Practice characteristics
Size (patients) 9610 (4178), 2,700-17,000 Small
(2,700-5,000)
47 (15.5)
   Medium
(5,400-10,000)
152 (50.0)
   Large
(10,500-17,700)
105 (34.5)
Deprivation score (%) 48.0 (24.3), 7.5-84.9 Least deprived 114 (37.5)
   Middle 97 (32.0)
   Most deprived 93 (30.6)
  1. Total number of participates was 304
  2. * Smoking status missing for 24 participants
  3. ** IMD missing for 3 participants.