Table 2

SIMD scores by attendance

AttendersNon-attenders
DMN (%)SIMDN (%)SIMDp Value
Type 11720 (93.3%)14.16 (9.78–28.10)124 (6.7%)14.10 (9.79–23.94)0.665
Type 217 081 (94.8%)14.81 (9.87–29.04)941 (5.2%)15.00 (10.04–30.29)0.101
  • SIMD data reported as: ‘median (quartiles)’, with p values from Mann-Whitney tests. ‘Non-attenders’ are those that have never been tested for retinopathy.

  • DM, diabetes mellitus; SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.