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Table 2 Characteristics of Patients who attended for an NHS Health Check (June 2010–October 2014)

From: NHS health checks: a cross- sectional observational study on equity of uptake and outcomes

Attended for an NHS Health Check No Yes Crude OR a Adjusted OR b 95% CI c p-value d
Age e, n (%)
N 18,031 13,733 31,764     
 ≤ 49 years 9013 (50.0) 4907 (35.7)      <  0.001
 50–59 years 5379 (29.8) 4064 (29.6) 1.39 1.36 1.21 1.53  
 60–69 years 2731 (15.1) 3436 (25.0) 2.31 2.19 1.8 2.68  
 ≥ 70 years 908 (5.0) 1326 (9.7) 2.68 2.53 1.89 3.39  
Gender, n (%)
N 18,148 13,733 31,881     
 Female 8043 (44.3) 7273 (53.0)      <  0.001
 Male 10,105 (55.7) 6460 (47.0) 0.71 0.73 0.67 0.8  
National Index of Multiple Deprivation, n (%)
N 18,120 13,704 31,824     
 Quintile 1 (least deprived) 2124 (11.7) 1905 (13.9)      0.053
 Quintile 2 3069 (16.9) 3065 (22.4) 1.11 1.15 0.87 1.53  
 Quintile 3 2712 (15.0) 2135 (15.6) 0.88 0.94 0.66 1.33  
 Quintile 4 5504 (30.4) 3644 (26.6) 0.74 0.81 0.52 1.26  
 Quintile 5 (most deprived) 4711 (26.0) 2955 (21.6) 0.70 0.8 0.52 1.24  
Ethnicity, n (%)
N 18,148 13,733      
 White 8732 (48.1) 11,612 (84.6)      
 Mixed 155 (0.9) 383 (2.8)      
 Asian or British Asian 442 (2.4) 524 (3.8)      
 Other Black 620 (3.4) 514 (3.7)      
 Missing 8199 (45.2) 700 (5.1)      
  1. Notes
  2. a. Odds ratios reported from logistic regressions clustered by practice (38 clusters)
  3. b. Adjusted odds ratios reported from logistic regression clustered by practice (38 clusters) for model with age, gender and IMD. Ethnicity is not stated or missing for a large proportion of patients not attending an NHS Health Check (44.5%), hence not included in the model
  4. c. 95% confidence intervals reported for adjusted odds ratios (model with age, gender and IMD)
  5. d. p-values reported for Wald tests in model with age, gender and IMD
  6. e. The NHS Health Check program is not intended for under 40s, however a small number of patients were reported as < 40
  7. Bold data represent absolute totals.