Table 2

Practice characteristics for referrals, attenders and completers, n (%)

GGC referring practices 
N=262
Referrals
N=9677
Attenders
N=3250
Completers
N=2252
Training practice
 No158 (60.3)4920 (50.8)1664 (51.1)1123 (54.8)
 Yes80 (30.5)4013 (41.4)1310 (40.3)926 (45.2)
 Missing24 (9.2)752 (7.8)280 (8.6)203 (9.0)
List size
 <4000110 (42.0)2249 (23.2)641 (19.7)465 (20.6)
 4000–8000113 (43.1)4633 (47.8)1655 (50.9)1130 (50.2)
 8000+39 (14.9)2795 (28.9)954 (29.3)657 (29.2)
Distance from WMS
 Within 1 mile130 (49.6)5486 (56.6)1784 (54.8)1214 (53.9)
 Between 1 and 2 miles88 (33.6)2738 (28.3)919 (28.2)654 (29.0)
 2 miles or more44 (16.8)1453 (15.0)547 (16.8)384 (17.1)
QOF points
 <957 (2.7)231 (2.4)72 (2.2)52 (2.3)
 95–9838 (14.5)820 (8.5)280 (8.6)186 (8.3)
 9944 (16.8)1597 (16.5)533 (16.4)373 (16.6)
 100110 (42.0)4812 (49.7)1611 (49.5)1111 (49.3)
 Missing63 (24.0)2225 (23.0)758 (23.3)530 (23.5)
Deprivation status (% of practice population defined as most deprived)
 <1567 (25.6)2068 (21.4)795 (24.4)581 (25.8)
 15–40100 (38.2)4171 (43.1)1506 (46.3)1034 (45.9)
 >4095 (36.2)3438 (35.5)949 (29.2)637 (28.3)
Referral rate per 1000 practice population
 10+75 (28.6)4178 (43.1)1328 (40.8)938 (41.7)
 5–10104 (39.7)4553 (47.0)1550 (47.6)1062 (47.2)
 <583 (31.7)946 (9.8)372 (11.4)252 (11.2)
  • GGC, Greater Glasgow and Clyde; QOF, Quality and Outcome Framework; WMS, weight management service.