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Table 1 Demographics and health information

From: Self-efficacy and health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study of primary care patients with multi-morbidity

Variable Response options n %
Gender Male 395 46.6
Female 432 50.9
Age (years) 18–29 14 1.7
30–39 25 3.1
40–49 61 7.5
50–59 99 12.2
60–69 229 28.3
70–79 229 28.3
80–89 141 17.4
90+ 11 1.4
Marital status Married/living as married/civil partnership 505 59.6
Separated/divorced 111 13.1
Widowed 139 16.4
Single 70 8.3
Ethnicity White 813 95.9
Other 11 1.4
Employment a Employed (full- or part-time) 170 20.0
Retired 418 49.3
Permanently sick or disabled 93 11.0
Other b 93 11.0
IMD quintiles c of GP practice 1 - Least deprived 191 22.7
2 285 33.9
3 51 6.1
4 167 19.9
5 - Most deprived 147 17.5
Physical long-term chronic condition No 6 0.7
Yes 842 99.3
Mental health condition No 514 60.6
Yes 334 39.4
Hospital admission for long-term chronic condition in last year No 725 86.4
Yes 114 13.6
  1. NB. The percentages do not always add up to 100% due to missing data
  2. aData were coded missing for 74 (8.7%) respondents, either as the question had not been answered (n = 23, 2.7%) or as multiple answers had been given when only one response was permitted (n = 51, 6.0%)
  3. bIncludes full or part-time education, unemployed, looking after the home, voluntary or charity work and doing something else. These categories were collapsed as each applied to less than 5% of the sample
  4. cIMD – Index of multiple deprivation quintiles of participants’ GP practice