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Table 3 GP practice and patient recruitment with regard to IMD decile of GP postcode

From: Recruitment to a large scale randomised controlled clinical trial in primary care: the Helicobacter Eradication Aspirin Trial (HEAT)

  IMD decile of GP practice postcode1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Percentage of total GP practices recruited 10.5 10.6 11.0 10.8 11.1 10.1 10.2 8.5 8.4 8.7
Mean2 percentage of patients invited from each practice who expressed an interest 13.7 ± 6.2 15.2 ± 6.8 16.7 ± 6.6 17.9 ± 6.9 18.9 ± 7.2 21.9 ± 8.0 22.8 ± 7.7 22.5 ± 6.8 23.6 ± 6.9 23.6 ± 7.5
Mean2 percentage of patients invited from each practice who consented 10.1 ± 5.3 12.2 ± 6.1 13.6 ± 6.2 14.3 ± 6.8 15.2 ± 6.5 17.8 ± 6.9 18.2 ± 6.8 18.1 ± 6.5 18.5 ± 6.9 18.6 ± 6.5
Mean2 percentage of consented patients who were H. pylori-positive 26.5 ± 19.5 22.8 ± 17.4 20.5 ± 16.0 20.5 ± 16.0 20.2 ± 14.3 20.1 ± 17.6 19.4 ± 13.3 15.4 ± 9.1 15.7 ± 9.1 15.2 ± 8.5
Percentage of total randomised participants 8.7 10.1 10.5 10.6 11.7 9.8 11.4 8.2 9.2 9.8
  1. 1IMD deciles: 1 = most deprived, 10 = least deprived
  2. 2Values shown are mean ± SD