Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients with AF

CharacteristicsN (%)
Number of patients278 286
Mean age at first admission* (SD)** (range)74* (12.5)** (0–108)
Sex
 Male139 928 (50.3)
 Female138 358 (49.7)
Health boards
 Greater Glasgow and
Clyde
61 822 (22.2)
 Lothian41 169 (14.8)
 Lanarkshire31 049 (11.2)
 Grampian25 728 (9.3)
 Ayrshire and Arran22 003 (7.9)
 Tayside25 003 (9.0)
 Fife17 954 (6.5)
 Highland18 929 (6.9)
 Forth Valley13 664 (4.9)
 Dumfries and Galloway9798 (3.5)
 Borders7222 (2.6)
 Western Isles1868 (0.7)
 Shetland1036 (0.4)
 Orkney1041 (0.4)
Geography
 Large/urban106 868 (38.4)
 Other/urban82 601 (29.7)
 Accessible small towns24 938 (9.0)
 Remote small towns8272 (3.0)
 Very remote small towns3828 (1.4)
 Accessible rural30 826 (11.1)
 Remote rural10 371 (3.7)
 Very remote rural10 087 (3.6)
SIMD quintile
 162 730 (22.5)
 262 632 (22.5)
 355 943 (20.1)
 450 691 (18.2)
 546 279 (16.6)
Comorbidity
 No comorbidity40 502 (14.6)
 1 comorbidity53 651 (19.3)
 >1 comorbidities184 133 (66.2)
Re-hospitalised (any condition)179 494 (64.5)
Admitted to care home7235 (2.6)
Mortality
 Alive204 690 (73.6)
 Dead73 596 (26.4)
  • SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.