Table 1

Characteristics of participants

Cerebral palsy (n=1703)Matched controls (n=5109)Χ2
N%N%
Baseline age<40121371.22363971.23
40–4922313.6866913.09
50–591347.874027.87
60–69774.522314.52
≥70563.291683.29
SexMale90653.20271853.20
Female79746.80239146.80
Average GP visits per year0–2 per year1337.8071614.01X2=329.14, p<0.001
2.1–11.9 per year117769.11402978.86
≥12 per year39323.083647.12
DepressionYes31018.2086416.91X2=1.494, p=0.22
No139381.80424583.09
DiabetesYes603.522534.95X2=5.95, p=0.02
No164396.48485695.05
Heart diseaseYes18210.6964012.53X2=4.08, p=0.04
No152189.31446987.47
StrokeYes694.05991.94X2=23.73, p<0.001
No163495.95501098.06
Sensory impairmentYes29817.5053510.47X2=58.76, p<0.001
No140582.50457489.53
EpilepsyYes42725.07701.37X2=928.36, p<0.001
No127674.93503998.63
Intellectual disabilityYes36121.20240.47X2=1000, p<0.001
No134278.80508599.53
  • This table presents the distribution of the sociodemographic and health-related characteristics of patients within the sample.