Table 2

Demographic and health characteristics of responders to the 2012 General Practice Patient Survey (GPPS) England

Responders with no long-term conditions
N (weighted %)*
N=322 435
All responders with long-term conditions
N (weighted %)*
N=583 143
Single long-term condition
N (weighted %)
N=300 819
Two long-term conditions
N (weighted %)
N=153 708
Three long-term conditions
N (weighted %)
N=74 917
Four or more long-term conditions
N (weighted %)
N=53 699
Gender (N=891 707)
 Male129 602 (48.7)258 553 (49.7)134 349 (50.7)68 221 (49.0)32 608 (47.3)23 375 (47.1)
 Female190 049 (51.3)313 503 (50.3)161 189 (49.2)82 573 (51.0)40 715 (52.7)29 026 (52.9)
Age group (N=891 785)
 18–2428 272 (15.3)10 534 (4.7)8328 (6.5)1665 (3.1)367 (1.4)174 (1.1)
 25–3460 560 (25.8)25 419 (9.0)19 779 (12.3)4180 (6.0)1021 (3.3)439 (2.0)
 35–4470 404 (23.7)47 269 (12.9)34 110 (16.6)9066 (9.9)2583 (6.3)1510 (5.4)
 45–5469 173 (18.7)84 494 (18.1)53 625 (20.4)19 374 (16.7)7155 (13.4)4340 (11.9)
 55–6452 679 (10.3)131 695 (20.1)70 248 (19.2)35 451 (21.8)15 666 (21.2)10 330 (19.9)
 65–7427 565 (4.5)142 534 (18.0)63 722 (14.3)42 071 (21.6)21 687 (24.4)15 054 (23.9)
 75–849002 (1.4)97 672 (12.2)35 576 (7.9)29 546 (15.1)18 151 (20.4)14 399 (23.4)
 85+1852 (0.3)32 661 (5.0)10 124 (2.7)9512 (5.8)6805 (9.5)6220 (12.5)
Ethnic group (N=890 427)
 White271 680 (84.6)517 095 (90.6)265 095 (89.5)137 693 (91.8)67 358 (92.5)47 682 (91.9)
 Mixed3138 (1.1)3320 (0.7)2005 (0.9)766 (0.6)335 (0.5)214 (0.4)
 Asian25 786 (8.5)25 669 (4.4)14 238 (4.9)6172 (3.9)2918 (3.5)2341 (3.9)
 Black10 106 (3.1)12 609 (2.1)7206 (2.4)3079 (1.8)1374 (1.7)950 (1.5)
 Other ethnic group8192 (2.6)12 099 (2.1)6413 (2.2)2934 (1.9)1438 (1.8)1314 (2.3)
Socioeconomic deprivation (N=905 945)
 1 (Affluent)68 148 (20.8)106 258 (19.1)60 410 (20.5)27 792 (18.9)11 566 (16.5)6490 (12.9)
 268 646 (20.1)116 839 (19.7)63 426 (20.4)31 053 (19.8)13 886 (18.6)8474 (16.0)
 366 223 (19.9)120 639 (20.2)62 807 (20.2)32 131 (20.5)15 347 (20.1)10 354 (19.1)
 462 075 (20.1)115 880 (20.1)57 752 (19.7)30 322 (19.9)15 783 (21.2)12 023 (22.5)
 5 (Deprived)58 123 (19.1)123 114 (20.9)56 206 (19.2)32 293 (21.0)18 291 (23.7)16 324 (29.6)
Health-related quality of life
 Problems with mobility (N=887 130)11 934 (3.1)231 838 (36.3)67 746 (20.5)68 812 (43.0)50 071 (67.1)45 209 (85.3)
 Problems with self-care (N=883 909)1531 (0.4)85 868 (14.1)19 378 (6.5)22 024 (14.8)20 001 (28.4)24 465 (48.2)
 Problems with usual activities (N=886 569)14 507 (4.3)235 959 (39.5)74 592 (25.2)68 956 (46.0)48 611 (67.2)43 800 (84.3)
 Pain/discomfort (N=883 673)61 689 (17.6)358 945 (59.8)140 294 (45.8)106 380 (69.7)62 969 (85.6)49 302 (94.1)
 Anxious or depressed (N=867 588)41 094 (13.1)180 452 (33.9)71 824 (27.0)48 928 (36.5)30 781 (46.7)28 919 (60.1)
  • *Weighted percentages are calculated using survey design and non-response weights (by age, gender, geographical location and GP practice, full details Technical Annex GP Patient Survey 2011–2012 Annual Report29).