Table 1

Sex, age, marital status and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2006 decile of the 555 “revolving door” patients, overall and compared between subgroups defined by median days on a practice list
Total Median days on GP list Pa P
Fast (0–100) Medium (101–180) Slow (181+) Slow vs rest Fast vs medium
Sex NOBS (NMISSING) 555 (0) 309 (0) 113 (0) 133 (0) 0.045 0.342
N (%) male 371 (66.8%) 218 (70.6%) 74 (65.5%) 79 (59.4%)
Age (years) at first removal NOBS (NMISSING) 555 (0) 309 (0) 113 (0) 133 (0) 0.163 0.679
Mean (SD) 34 (13) 34 (13) 35 (14) 32 (11)
Married at first removal NOBS (NMISSING) 392 (163) 135 (17) 112 (28) 145 (118) 0.474 0.178
N (%) married 62 (15.8%) 27 (20.0%) 15 (13.4%) 20 (13.8%)
SIMD decile at first removal [1] NOBS (NMISSING) 409 (146) 271 (38) 77 (36) 61 (72) 0.112 0.140
Median (IQR) 9.0 (7.0, 10.0) 9.0 (7.0, 10.0) 8.0 (6.0, 10.0) 9.0 (7.0, 10.0)

aP-values are from Wilcoxon rank sum tests (age and SIMD decile) and Fisher exact tests (sex and married status).

bReporting convention in SIMD 2006, 10= most deprived decile.

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Williamson et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:95   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-95

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