Table 1

Table 1. Baseline characteristics and characteristics of those followed up compared with original randomised sample

Review of notesQuestionnaire at 1 year
Baseline characteristicsBookletSummary cardControlFollowed upNot followed upFollowed upNot followed up
Mean (SD) age (years)37 (20)37 (20)38 (20)38 (20)31 (18)40 (21)34 (19)
No (%) female487 (49)514 (53)493 (50)1494 (50)336 (52)1062 (54)768 (47)
Occupational status (median (interquartile range)):
Non-manual*0.50 (0.30 to 0.66)0.50 (0.29 to 0.66)0.52 (0.31 to 0.67)0.53 (0.35 to 0.68)0.37 (0.20 to 0.53)0.54 (0.36 to 0.70)0.45 (0.24 to 0.63)
  Retired*0.21 (0.10 to 0.35)0.21 (0.10 to 0.33)0.22 (0.11 to 0.34)0.22 (0.11 to 0.35)0.20 (0.07 to 0.32)0.21 (0.10 to 0.33)0.21 (0.11 to 0.35)
  Economically inactive*0.10 (0.03 to 0.21)0.10 (0.04 to 0.22)0.10 (0.04 to 0.21)0.10 (0.03 to 0.20)0.13 (0.07 to 0.27)0.09 (0.03 to 0.19)0.12 (0.05 to 0.25)
No (%) consulting in past year for:
  Acute respiratory conditions(≥once)189 (19)224 (23)213 (22)
  Minor illness (≥twice)255 (26)289 (30)272 (28)
  All consultations (≥5 times)279 (28)279 (29)299 (30)
  • * For each individual: from census data linked to postcodes we derived the proportions of individuals in non-manual work, retired, or economically inactive in their postal enumeration district.

  • † Percentages of participants who had notes reviewed.