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Table 6 Average achievement on each outcome and treatment indicator for England and differences from England for other countries (99% confidence intervals)

From: Differences in the quality of primary medical care for CVD and diabetes across the NHS: evidence from the quality and outcomes framework

Indicator England (%) Scotland % point difference from England (99% CI) Wales % point difference from England (99% CI) Northern Ireland % point difference from England (99% CI)
Intermediate outcome     
CHD – blood pressure ≤ 150/90 84.1 1.1 (0.4 to 1.8) -0.8 (-2.1 to 0.2) 3.5 (2.7 to 4.4)
Stroke – blood pressure ≤ 150/90 81.0 2.2 (1.2 to 3.1) -2.1 (-3.6 to -0.7) 4.4 (3.2 to 5.4)
Hypertension – BP ≤ 150/90 71.4 0.9 (-0.1 to 1.8) -1.4 (-2.7 to -0.2) 5.0 (3.8 to 6.2)
Diabetes – blood pressure ≤ 145/85 70.4 4.3 (3.3 to 5.2) -2.0 (-3.4 to -0.5) 6.5 (5.4 to 7.8)
CHD – cholesterol ≤ 5 mmol/l 72.2 -1.5 (-2.7 to -0.4) -1.8 (-3.5 to -0.2) -0.4 (-2.2 to 0.4)
Stroke – cholesterol ≤ 5 mmol/l 62.7 2.4 (0.8 to 3.8) -3.7 (-6.1 to -1.4) 2.8 (0.8 to 4.7)
Diabetes – cholesterol ≤ 5 mmol/l 72.0 2.4 (1.4 to 3.4) 0.3 (-1.1 to 1.7) 3.7 (2.5 to 5.0)
Diabetes – HBA1c ≤ 7.4% 59.0 -2.1 (-3.1 to -1.1) -1.6 (-2.7 to -0.4) -2.1 (-3.6 to -0.5)
Diabetes – HBA1c ≤ 10% 89.5 0.6 (0.0 to 1.2) -1.0 (-2.0 to -0.1) 1.1 (0.3 to 1.9)
Treatment     
CHD – on aspirin or equivalent 90.2 -0.3 (-0.8 to 0.3) -1.5 (-2.5 to -0.8) 1.7 (0.9 to 2.4)
CHD – on beta-blocker 64.9 4.5 (3.4 to 5.7) -1.8 (-3.4 to -0.2) 6.7 (4.9 to 8.6)
CHD – had influenza vaccination 87.2 -0.4 (-1.4 to 0.6) -3.4 (-5.0 to -1.7) 1.9 (0.6 to 3.2)
Stroke – had influenza vaccination 84.0 0.2 (-0.8 to 1.3) -4.5 (-6.9 to -2.4) 1.5 (-0.7 to 3.0)
Diabetes – had influenza vaccination 74.4 -1.6 (-2.6 to -0.9) -4.3 (-5.6 to -3.0) 3.2 (2.0 to 4.4)
  1. Note: Bold type = significant at P < 0.01
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