Table 2

Characteristics of responders.

Characteristicn
Number of consultations in past year (median and IQR)3.0 (2.0–6.0)
Lives alone319
Who last consultation was for
 Self1218
 Someone else168
Carer
 Yes340
 No1037
Social isolation
 Highly isolated139
 Not isolated1249
Limiting illness
 Yes344
 No1031
Location
 Leicestershire885
 London551
Educational level
 Degree level533
 Beyond minimum leaving age293
 Up to minimum leaving age561
Reason for consultation
 New problem621
 Review of long-term problem524
 Other reasons125
Occupation
 In work700
 Retired483
 Unemployed239
Ethnic group
 White1239
 South Asian56
 Black23
 Other59
Who consulted
 GP in a practice1077
 Nurse in a practice137
 Other84
Age group in years by sex
18–29
  Male46
  Female115
 30–54
  Male191
  Female329
 55–74
  Male180
  Female249
 ≥75
  Male128
  Female121
EQ–5D by age group in years, mean (95% CI)
 18–290.93 (0.91 to 0.95)
 30–540.87 (0.85 to 0.89)
 55–740.78 (0.75 to 0.81)
 ≥750.68 (0.64 to 0.72)
  • IQR = interquartile range.