Table 3

Profile of service attenders and completers compared with those referred, by patient and practice characteristics, as a percentage of those referred, n (% of those referred)

Referrals
N=9677
Attendances
N=3250
Completers
N=2252
Patient characteristics
Sex
 Women68702331 (33.9)1607 (23.4)
 Men2807919 (32.7)645 (23.0)
Age group (years)
 18–24694118 (17.0)66 (9.5)
 25–4435431006 (28.4)657 (18.5)
 45–6443691652 (37.8)1179 (27.0)
 65+1071474 (44.3)350 (32.7)
SIMD 2012 quintile
 Q1-most deprived47781388 (29.0)922 (19.3)
 Q21770600 (33.9)419 (23.7)
 Q31254481 (38.4)339 (27.0)
 Q4970368 (37.9)265 (27.3)
 Q5-most affluent844386 (45.7)290 (34.4)
 Missing613717
BMI category (kg/m2)
 30–351232329 (26.7)225 (18.3)
 >35–4034651152 (33.2)764 (22.0)
 >40–452611920 (35.2)658 (25.2)
 45+2369849 (35.8)605 (25.5)
Practice characteristics
Training practice
 No49201664 (33.8)1123 (22.8)
 Yes40131310 (32.6)926 (23.1)
 Missing744276203
List size
 <40002249641 (28.5)465 (20.7)
 4000–800046331655 (35.7)1130 (24.4)
 8000+2795954 (34.1)657 (23.5)
Distance from WMS
 Within 1 mile54861784 (32.5)1214 (22.1)
 Between 1 and 2 miles2738919 (33.6)654 (23.9)
 2 miles or more1453547 (37.6)384 (26.4)
QOF points
 <9523172 (31.2)52 (22.5)
 95–98820280 (34.1)186 (22.7)
 991597533 (33.4)373 (23.4)
 10048121611 (33.5)1111 (23.1)
 Missing2217754530
Deprivation status (% of practice population defined as most deprived)
 <152068795 (38.4)581 (28.1)
 15–4041711506 (36.1)1034 (24.8)
 >403438949 (27.6)637 (18.5)
Referral rate per 1000 practice population
 >1041781328 (31.8)938 (22.5)
 5–1045531550 (34.0)1062 (23.3)
 <5946372 (39.3)252 (26.6)
  • BMI, body mass index; QOF, Quality and Outcome Framework; SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation; WMS, weight management service.