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Table 1 Descriptive statistics, practice characteristics for practices in England in 2006/2007

From: Variations in statin prescribing for primary cardiovascular disease prevention: cross-sectional analysis

  n Mean Standard deviation
Prevalence of hypertension 8182 12.53% 3.73%
Prevalence of diabetes 8182 3.73% 1.06%
Percentage from an ethnic minority 8090 10.89% 17.65%
Practice list size, measure in 1000s of patients 8182 6.50 3.96
IMD national quintile. Quintile 5 is most deprived (categorical data) 8182 2.56 n/a
Percentage of population >65 years 8182 15.01% 5.16%
Degree of rurality (Scale 1–8; 1 has highest population density) 8090 5.16 0.65