Table 2

Mean number and duration of appointments (over 3 years), by age, sex and number of long-term conditions, for practices with SE deprived and affluent populations

Total no of appointmentsTotal duration of appointments (min)
Practices in
deprived areas
Practices in
affluent areas
Difference (95% CI), p valuePractices in
deprived areas
Practices in
affluent areas
Difference (95% CI), p value
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
All11.8 (14.6)11.4 (14.2)0.4 (0.3 to 0.5), p<0.0001146.1 (228.4)149.5 (223.4)−3.3 (−4.4 to −2.3), p<0.0001
Sex
 Male9.9 (13.2)9.9 (13.3)0.0 (−0.1 to 0.1), p=0.4361121.1 (207.0)128.5 (209.6)−7.4 (−8.8 to −6.0), p<0.0001
 Female13.5 (15.6)12.7 (14.8)0.8 (0.7 to 0.9), p<0.0001168.4 (243.7)167.7 (233.2)0.7 (−0.8 to 2.2), p=0.36
Age
 0–39 years8.2 (9.6)7.6 (8.9)0.5 (0.5 to 0.6), p<0.000195.2 (135.1)97.6 (143.4)−2.4 (−3.3 to −1.5), p<0.0001
 40–59 years12.7 (14.7)11.3 (13.3)1.3 (1.2 to 1.5), p<0.0001157.6 (222.6)153.9 (223.4)3.8 (1.9 to 5.7), p=0.0001
 60–79 years17.6 (18.6)17.3 (18.1)0.3 (0.1 to 0.5), p=0.0021223.9 (299.5)225.9 (284.8)−2.0 (−5.0 to 0.9), p=0.18
 80+ years21.8 (24.1)24.3 (23.5)−2.5 (−3.0 to −2.0), p<0.0001294.5 (445.1)308.1 (356.6)−13.6 (−21.7 to −5.4), p=0.0011
No of long-term conditions
 05.9 (6.7)6.0 (6.5)−0.1 (−0.2 to −0.1), p<0.000166.9 (95.6)74.7 (101.5)−7.9 (−8.6 to −7.2), p<0.0001
 19.2 (9.4)10.1 (9.9)−0.8 (−0.9 to −0.7), p<0.0001107.0 (134.7)130.8 (157.7)−23.8 (−25.3 to −22.4), p<0.0001
 213.4 (13.0)14.1 (13.1)−0.7 (−0.8 to −0.5), p<0.0001161.1 (195.9)187.9 (223.1)−26.8 (−29.4 to −24.2), p<0.0001
 3–418.8 (17.5)20.5 (18.4)−1.7 (−1.9 to −1.5), p<0.0001236.8 (267.6)275.0 (305.2)−38.2 (−41.7 to −34.8), p<0.0001
 5+27.7 (25.2)30.7 (26.9)−3.0 (−3.5 to −2.6), p<0.0001384.6 (450.3)412.3 (434.1)−27.7 (−35.1 to −20.3), p<0.0001
  • SE, socioeconomically.