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Table 1 Percent distributions and mean (sd) for individual and practice variables by SEURC

From: Is the health of people living in rural areas different from those in cities? Evidence from routine data linked with the Scottish Health Survey

SEURC1 PC% US% AST% RST% RRST% AR% RR% VRR% TOTAL
N 5427 4900 1757 434 296 1649 548 645 15668
Age (sd) 42.06 (14.9) 42.62 (14.9) 43.35 (15.1) 45.01 (15.5) 43.25 (15.1) 43.95 (14.5) 44.48 (14.9) 45.11 (14.7) 42.90 (14.9)
Female 56.4 55.9 54.1 59.0 53.7 55.1 49.3 54.3 0.56
Social class          
professional 5.3 3.1 2.6 3.5 3.3 4.2 4.8 2.1 4.0
intermediate 24.6 20.9 23.6 21.8 18.4 30.9 30.5 30.0 24.3
Skilled non-manual 24.2 23.8 22.2 21.3 23.9 19.9 16.8 21.7 23.0
Skilled manual 19.9 22.8 23.3 21.6 25.7 21.8 21.6 22.3 21.7
Partly-skilled 16.7 20.3 18.5 19.9 17.6 15.8 19.1 14.6 18.0
unskilled 8.3 8.2 8.3 10.4 11.0 6.5 6.6 8.5 8.1
House tenure          
own 57.4 63.2 63.6 59.4 59.8 66.2 65.8 70.2 61.7
public 34.7 33.0 32.5 35.5 33.8 18.8 14.3 18.6 30.9
private 6.8 2.9 3.1 4.1 4.1 9.2 11.2 6.5 5.4
others 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.9 2.4 5.9 8.8 4.7 2.0
Health outcomes          
Hypertensive 14.4 14.7 16.0 13.0 20.0 16.5 15.5 16.5 15.1
All-cause death 6.4 6.1 5.8 7.1 5.7 5.9 4.2 4.2 6.0
CHD admissions 4.0 4.5 4.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.4 4.1
Hospital stays2 47.0 50.0 47.0 46.0 55.0 44.0 47.0 51.0 48.2
Practice char          
wtegps1 4.74 11.2 8.6 8.7 (6.4) 5.55 7.78 9.6 9.4 8.01
0003 (sd) (19.4) (73.5) (40.0)   (3.6) (41.0) (17.5) (22.5) (47.1)
Gpage 42.66 42.84 43.12 41.36 41.06 42.52 42.13 43.09 42.68
(sd) (4.7) (4.3) (4.4) (4.1) (4.5) (4.4) (3.7) (5.8) (4.54)
  1. 1 SEURC Scottish Executive Urban Rural Classification, PC Primary Cities, US Urban Settlements, AST Accessible Small Towns, RST Remote Small Towns, VRST Very Remote Small Towns, AR Accessible Rural, RR Remote Rural, VRR Very Remote Rural. 2 At least one day or more hospital stays 3, WTE GPs per 1000 Whole Time Equivalent GPs per 1000 population