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Table 1 Community characteristics

From: Community participation to design rural primary healthcare services

  Community A Community B Community C Community D
Population Size in 2008/2009 206 126 483 150
% aged > =65 9.7 25.4 22.7 17.1
Approximate distance (time) from nearest District General Hospital by most common travel means 3 hours by ferry 2.5 hours by ferry 2.5 hours by car 2.5 hours by car
Distance to nearest GP practice In situ In situ 50 mins drive 50 mins drive
Top 5 issues for which local people attended local general practice (based on 2008/2009 QOF data) Smoking related conditions Smoking related conditions Smoking related conditions Smoking related conditions
Hypertension Hypertension Hypertension Hypertension
Obesity Obesity Obesity Obesity
Depression Depression Depression Depression
  Hypothyroidism Asthma Asthma Hypothyroidism
  1. Data obtained from local GP practice, local authority website, or QOF (Quality & Outcomes Framework) website.