Table 1

Study population

Practices in deprived areasPractices in affluent areas
No of practices8070
No of patients437 590333 994
Sex
 MaleN (%)205 914 (47.1)155 289 (46.5)
 FemaleN (%)231 676 (52.9)178 705 (53.5)
Age group
 0–39 yearsN (%)211 917 (48.4)157 731 (47.2)
 40–59 yearsN (%)123 385 (28.2)93 368 (28.0)
 60–79 yearsN (%)82 315 (18.8)65 559 (19.6)
 80+ yearsN (%)19 973 (4.6)17 336 (5.2)
No of long-term conditions
 0N (%)163 616 (37.4)151 063 (45.2)
 1N (%)98 470 (22.5)74 497 (22.3)
 2N (%)63 847 (14.6)43 597 (13.1)
 3–4N (%)72 814 (16.6)44 006 (13.2)
 5+N (%)38 843 (8.9)20 831 (6.2)
  • Numbers and percentages of patients in groups defined by sex, age and number of long-term conditions, for practices with SE deprived and affluent populations.

  • SE, socioeconomically.