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Table 2 Socio-demographics of study sample

From: Assessing methods for measurement of clinical outcomes and quality of care in primary care practices

Characteristic All Study Participants Patients from Participating FPs (not Study Patients) All Ontario FHTs (Excluding Toronto and communities <100,000 pop)
N = Total 998 31,223 894,230
Age 50.95 ± 19.79 42.62 ± 22.74 40.19 ± 22.74
% <16 years 5.9% 15.5% 18.0%
% > 65 years 27.2% 18.2% 15.8%
% Female 61.4% 52.3% 53.3%
Rural Location 5.8% 5.3% 6.9%
% with DM 13.8% 7.6% 7.2%
% with HTN 36.3% 22.6% 20.5%
% with prior MI 1.6% 1.2% 1.4%
% with CHF 2.5% 2.0% 2.0%
Income Quintiles 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
Lowest 1 13.9% 15.3% 16.4%
2 19.3% 18.2% 19.1%
3 19.6% 20.7% 20.1%
4 22.6% 22.8% 22.0%
Highest 5 24.1% 22.9% 22.0%
Mean RUB* 2.7 2.1 2.1
ADG**
0-4
75.1% 86.7% 87.9%
5-9 20.8% 11.8% 10.7%
≥10 4.1% 1.5% 1.3%
  1. *Resource Utilization Band, ** Adjusted Diagnosis Group Note: following the completion of this study a change in the methods used at ICES to identify patients allocated to physicians was introduced to correct for changes in the data received. A preliminary review of this table using the revised methods failed to demonstrate any significant differences from what is reported above. All study participants were located in urban centres other than Toronto. Rural FHTs (pop < 100,000) and FHTs from the greater Toronto area were therefore not included in this comparison.DM = Diabetes Mellitus, HTN = Hypertension MI = Myocardial Infarction CHF = Congestive Heart Failure.