## Table 4 |
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Predictors of the proportion of admissions that were emergency (linear regression, n = 221) |
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Variable |
Beta |
SE Beta |
Sig |
Adjusted R Sq |

Constant | 0.026 | 0.075 | ||

Deprivation index | 0.004 | 0.000 | <0.001 | 0.473 |

Proportion of patients who were male | 0.720 | 0.116 | <0.001 | 0.572 |

Outpatient appointments per 10,000 patients | 0.002 | 0.000 | <0.001 | 0.590 |

Proportion of white patients | −0.001 | 0.000 | <0.001 | 0.616 |

Recorded hypertension prevalence | −0.461 | 0.129 | <0.001 | 0.629 |

Practice list size/100 | −0.002 | 0.001 | 0.001 | 0.644 |

Proportion aged 65 or over | 0.063 | 0.458 | 0.648 | |

Proportion of total clinical QOF points obtained | −0.053 | −1.148 | 0.253 | |

Proportion of patients able to consult their preferred GP | −0.039 | −0.845 | 0.399 |

Beta indicates the amount of change for one unit change of the independent variable, controlling for the other independent variables. Thus, an increase of 1% in the proportion of the practice population who are male is associated with a 0.7% increase in the proportion of admissions that are emergency, whilst a 1% increase in recorded prevalence of hypertension is associated with a 0.46% decrease in the proportion of admissions that are emergency.

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Wiseman and Baker *BMC Family Practice* 2014 **15**:101 doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-101