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Table 2 Practice characteristics and prevalence of cardiovascular disorders.

From: Practice size, caseload, deprivation and quality of care of patients with coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke in primary care: national cross-sectional study

List size No. of practices Percent of practices Percent of patients Average list size CHD prevalence LVD prevalence Hypertension prevalence CVA prevalence
0 to 2,999 2058 22.9% 8.1% 2,192 3.6% 0.4% 10.9% 1.5%
3,000 to 4,999 2081 23.2% 14.7% 3,924 3.6% 0.4% 11.4% 1.5%
5,000 to 7,999 2305 25.7% 26.6% 6,402 3.7% 0.5% 11.7% 1.6%
8,000 to 9,999 1101 12.3% 17.8% 8,954 3.8% 0.5% 11.6% 1.6%
> 9,999 1425 15.9% 32.8% 12,793 3.6% 0.4% 11.3% 1.5%
Deprivation score # – Size         
1 – 0 to 2,999 1,012 11.3% 4.1% 2,240 3.5% 0.4% 10.2% 1.1%
1 – 3,000 to 4,999 887 9.9% 6.2% 3,889 3.5% 0.4% 10.5% 1.2%
1 – 5,000 to 7,999 887 9.9% 10.2% 6,365 3.7% 0.5% 11.0% 1.4%
1 – 8,000 to 9,999 387 4.3% 6.3% 8,976 4.0% 0.5% 11.4% 1.7%
1 – 10,000 or Over 462 5.2% 10.4% 12,545 3.9% 0.5% 11.3% 1.6%
2 – 0 to 2,999 736 8.2% 2.8% 2,120 3.8% 0.5% 11.7% 1.4%
2 – 3,000 to 4,999 745 8.3% 5.3% 3,941 3.8% 0.5% 11.8% 1.5%
2 – 5,000 to 7,999 843 9.4% 9.7% 6,415 3.9% 0.5% 11.8% 1.6%
2 – 8,000 to 9,999 413 4.6% 6.6% 8,917 3.9% 0.5% 11.8% 1.7%
2 – 10,000 or Over 538 6.0% 12.5% 12,922 3.7% 0.5% 11.4% 1.6%
3 – 0 to 2,999 310 3.5% 1.2% 2,204 3.4% 0.4% 11.4% 1.3%
3 – 3,000 to 4,999 448 5.0% 3.2% 3,964 3.3% 0.4% 11.7% 1.4%
3 – 5,000 to 7,999 575 6.4% 6.7% 6,442 3.5% 0.4% 11.8% 1.5%
3 – 8,000 to 9,999 301 3.4% 4.9% 8,976 3.5% 0.4% 11.4% 1.6%
3 – 10,000 or Over 425 4.7% 9.9% 12,900 3.2% 0.4% 11.1% 1.5%
  1. See Table 1 for explanation of abbreviation
  2. #Practices are grouped into three bands according to their deprivation scores 1 deprived 2 intermediate 3 affluent based on area based measures. [13,14]