Table 2

Sociodemographics of individuals accepting and declining the RPI
Variable Individuals accepting RPI (n = 115) (As percentage of variable.) Individuals declining RPI (n = 145) (As percentage of variable.) Total offered RPI
(n = 260) (As percentage of variable.)
Age:
18-25 1 (0.9%) 15 (10.3%) 16 (6.2%)
26-33 11 (9.6%) 23 (15.9%) 34 (13.1%)
34-41 25 (21.7%) 40 (27.6%) 65 (25%)
42-49 30 (26.1%) 27 (18.6%) 57 (21.9%)
50-57 23 (20%) 21 (14.5%) 44 (16.9%)
58-65 25 (21.7%) 19 (13.1%) 44 (16.9%)
Gender:
female 66 (57.4%) 75 (51.7%) 141 (54.2%)
male 49 (42.6%) 70 (48.3%) 119 (45.8%)
Payment for prescriptions:
Paid 41 (35.7%) 23 (15.9%) 64 (24.6%)
Exempt 64 (55.6%) 102 (70.3%) 166 (63.9%)
Unknown 10 (8.7%) 20 (13.8%) 30 (11.5%)
Ethnicity:
White 103 (89.6%) 113 (77.9%) 216 (83%)
Other 11 (9.6%) 15 (10.3%) 26 (10%)
Not recorded 1 (0.8%) 17 (11.8%) 18 (7%)
Occupation:
Full time student 5 (4.3%) 6 (4.1%) 11 (4.2%)
Home carer 9 (7.8%) 13 (9.0%) 22 (8.4%)
Intermediate 6 (5.2%) 10 (6.8%) 16 (6.2%)
Managerial/ professional 3 (2.6%) 5 (3.4%) 8 (3.1%)
Never worked/ unemployed 19 (16.5%) 35 (24.1%) 54 (20.8%)
Retired 13 (11.3%) 4 (2.8%) 17 (6.5%)
Sick/disabled/unable to work 9 (7.8%) 13 (9.0%) 22 (8.5%)
Unable to code 1 (0.9%) 18 (12.4%) 19 (7.3%)
Unknown 3 (2.6%) 2 (1.4%) 5 (1.9%)
Routine and manual 47 (41%) 39 (27%) 86 (33.1%)

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Turner et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:38   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-38

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