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Table 1 Primary care practice characteristics in 2006 (n = 419)

From: The dynamics of frailty development and progression in older adults in primary care in England (2006–2017): a retrospective cohort profile

Practice characteristic n (%)
Geographic region (n, %)
 London 64 (15.3%)
 Midlands and East 90 (21.5%)
 North 128 (30.6%)
 South 137 (32.7%)
Rural/urban Classification
 Urban: Major conurbation 150 (35.8%)
 Urban: Minor conurbation 15 (3.6%)
 Urban: City and Town 163 (38.9%)
 Rural: Town and fringe 69 (16.5%)
 Rural: Village and dispersed 22 (5.3%)
Practice size (patients)
 median 6858
 Upper: lower quartile 4110: 9819
Practice size (staff - FTEs)a
 GPs (mean, SD) 6 (3)
 Nursesb (mean, SD) 2 (2)
 Total staffb (mean, SD) 14 (8)
Consultations (median, upper: lower quartile)
 Face to face 42,661 [22,426: 72,362]
 Clinical administration 20,474 [5811: 73,050]
 e-consultations (data from 2017) 4 [0: 43]
 Telephone 1713 [261: 4383]
 Home visits 669 [50: 1992]
Practice Index of Multiple Deprivation quintile
 Most deprived 93 (22.2%)
 2nd quintile 84 (20.1%)
 3rd quintile 83 (19.8%)
 4th quintile 85 (20.3%)
 Least deprived 74 (17.7%)
  1. aData not available for 2 practices
  2. bNot specified in 30 practices