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Table 2 Practice characteristics for those referred versus those not referred (at Baseline)

From: Predictors of primary care referrals to a vascular disease prevention lifestyle program among participants in a cluster randomised trial

  Referred to HIPS program (n = 190) Not referred (n = 111) Significance
N (%) N (%) p-value
Rural location 148 (77.9) 76 (68.5) 0.071
Practice size:      
1–3 GPs 97 (51.1) 40 (36.0) 0.012
>3 GPs 93 (48.9) 71 (64.0)  
Practice nurse(s) work at the practice 128 (67.4) 66 (59.5) 0.167
Practice employs or rents rooms to allied health professionals 130 (68.4) 83 (74.8) 0.242
Practice has written preventive care protocols 131 (74.4) 86 (82.7) 0.110
  1. Statistically significant p-values (<0.05) are shown in bold.