Table 2

Changes in recording of cardiovascular risk factors for patients in the year before and the year after publication of the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease.

BaselineFollow-upChange
Number who had value recorded in previous yearPercentage of totalNumber who had value recorded in previous yearPercentage of totalAbsolute percentage increase in annual recordingP-value for changea
Group A: CHD or stroke(n = 5193)(n = 5784)
 Blood pressure326062.8399369.06.30.240
 Body mass index133225.6218437.812.10.002
 Smoking habits117122.5224638.816.30.001
 Family history3907.597216.89.3<0.001
 Serum cholesterol147128.3276347.819.40.001
 Total items recorded in 1 year76241215859.5b
Group B: diabetes or hypertension(n = 7288)(n = 8374)
 Blood pressure545574.8623174.4−0.40.930
 Body mass index240433.0324338.75.70.038
 Smoking habits171223.5302336.112.6<0.001
 Family history6789.3116513.94.60.011
 Serum cholesterol131818.1256630.612.60.001
 Total items recorded in 1 year11 56716 22840.3b
Group C: remaining population(n = 42 086)(n = 42 827)
 Blood pressure10 96226.01287130.14.00.029
 Body mass index620114.7732517.12.40.162
 Smoking habits588414.0810918.95.00.006
 Family history37498.9444910.41.50.291
 Serum cholesterol10272.417284.01.60.006
 Total items recorded in 1 year27 8233448223.9b
Overall total47 01462 86833.7
  • a P-value from corrected χ2 test, taking clustering by practice into account.

  • b Relative increase in recording. CHD = coronary heart disease.