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Table 3 Characteristics of patients prescribed (Yes) not prescribed (No) cardiovascular drug*

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

Prescribed any CVD drug within three months following NHS Health Checks Maximum N (n = 13,733) Complete cases (n = 12,606)
No Yes Crude OR a No Yes Crude OR a Adjusted OR b 95% CI c p-value d
Age e, n (%)
N 12,572 1161 13,733 11,565 1041 12,606 12,606    
 ≤ 49 years 4724 (37.6) 183 (15.8)   4229 (36.6) 162 (15.6)      0.003
 50–59 years 3782 (30.1) 282 (24.3) 1.92 3477 (30.1) 246 (23.6) 1.85 1.42 1.13 1.79  
 60–69 years 3007 (23.9) 429 (37.0) 3.68 2851 (24.7) 390 (37.5) 3.57 1.60 1.22 2.10  
 ≥ 70 years 1059 (8.4) 267 (23.0) 6.51 1008 (8.7) 243 (23.3) 6.29 1.64 1.14 2.35  
Gender, n (%)
N 12,572 1161 13,733 11,565 1041 12,606 12,606    
 Female 6733 (53.6) 540 (46.5)   6228 (53.9) 493 (47.4)      0.020
 Male 5839 (46.4) 621 (53.5) 1.33 5337 (46.1) 548 (52.6) 1.30 0.85 0.74 0.97  
National Index of Multiple Deprivation, n (%)
N 12,547 1157 13,704 11,565 1041 12,606 12,606    
 Quintile 1 (least deprived) 1731 (13.8) 174 (15.0)   1685 (14.6) 165 (15.9)      0.501
 Quintile 2 2817 (22.5) 248 (21.4) 0.88 2711 (23.4) 232 (22.3) 0.87 0.88 0.71 1.10  
 Quintile 3 1962 (15.6) 173 (15.0) 0.88 1856 (16.0) 161 (15.5) 0.89 0.88 0.67 1.14  
 Quintile 4 3329 (26.5) 315 (27.2) 0.94 3029 (26.2) 271 (26.0) 0.91 0.96 0.75 1.23  
 Quintile 5 (most deprived) 2708 (21.6) 247 (21.3) 0.91 2284 (19.7) 212 (20.4) 0.95 1.06 0.82 1.38  
Ethnicity, n (%)
N 12,572 1161 13,733 11,565 1041 12,606 12,606    
 White ethnicities 10,599 (84.3) 1013 (87.3)   9997 (86.4) 932 (89.5)      0.751
 Mixed 365 (2.9) 18 (1.6) 0.52 289 (2.5) 15 (1.4) 0.56 0.96 0.49 1.87  
 Asian or British Asian 478 (3.8) 46 (4.0) 1.01 373 (3.2) 28 (2.7) 0.81 0.97 0.65 1.45  
 Other Black 485 (3.9) 29 (2.5) 0.63 349 (3.0) 22 (2.1) 0.68 1.16 0.76 1.77  
 Other ethnic groups 207 (1.6) 17 (1.5) 0.86 190 (1.6) 14 (1.3) 0.79 1.31 0.82 2.08  
 Not stated 438 (3.5) 38 (3.3) 0.91 367 (3.2) 30 (2.9) 0.88 0.84 0.62 1.15  
QRisk, n (%)
N 11,583 1043 12,626 11,565 1041 12,606 12,606    
 Low 7447 (64.3) 329 (31.5)   7435 (64.3) 329 (31.6)      <  0.001
 Medium 2950 (25.5) 323 (31.0) 2.48 2947 (25.5) 323 (31.0) 2.48 2.04 1.65 2.52  
 High 1186 (10.2) 391 (37.5) 7.46 1183 (10.2) 389 (37.4) 7.43 6.16 4.51 8.40  
  1. Notes
  2. * Prescribed /not prescribed a cardiovascular drug within three months of completing and NHS Health Check
  3. OR presented for being prescribed a cardiovascular drug after controlling for age, gender IMD, ethnicity and Q-risk score
  4. a. Odds ratios reported from logistic regressions clustered by practice (33 clusters), dependent variable: prescribed CVD drug within three months of attending NHS Health Check
  5. b. Adjusted odds ratios reported from logistic regression clustered by practice (33 clusters) for model with age, gender, IMD, ethnicity and QRisk; dependent variable: prescribed CVD drug within three months of attending NHS Health Check
  6. c. 95% confidence intervals reported for adjusted odds ratios (model with age, gender, IMD and ethnicity)
  7. d. p-values reported for Wald tests in model with age, gender, IMD and ethnicity
  8. e. The NHS Health Check program is not intended for under 40s, however a small number of patients were reported as < 40
  9. Bold data represent absolute totals.