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Table 1 SMA participant characteristics (patients)

From: Shared medical appointments in English primary care for long-term conditions: a qualitative study of the views and experiences of patients, primary care staff and other stakeholders

Patient participants (n = 21)  
Age (yrs)  
Range 38–87
Mean (SD) 64
Gender  
Men 7
Women 13
Transgender 1
Index of Multiple Deprivation (n)  
Decile 1–5 (Highest deprivation) 10
Decile 6–10 (Lowest deprivation) 10
Missing 1
Ethnicity  
White 20
Mixed 1
Marital Status  
Married 14
Widowed 3
Single 4
Occupation  
Retired 12 (57%)
Full-time employed 2 (10%)
Part-time employed 3 (14%)
Self-employed 2 (10%)
Long term sick 1 (5%)
Carer 1 (5%)
Highest educational qualification  
Level 2 (GCE, GCSE, O-levels) 4
Level 3 (AS level, A-Levels 4
Level 4 (CertHE, Higher National Certificate) 3
Level 5 (Diploma of higher education, High national diploma) 0
Level 6 (degree apprenticeship, degree with honours) 5
Level 7 (Master’s degree, post-graduate certificate) 1
Level 8 (PhD or DPhil) 3
Number of chronic conditions  
0 (at risk) 4
1 4
2 3
3 or more 10
Chronic conditions  
High Cholesterol/ Risk of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) 10
Diabetes /prediabetes 9
Hypertension 4
Asthma 2
Depression 2
Chronic pain/ Fibromyalgia 2
Hyper/Hypothyroidism 2
Osteoporosis 1
Arthritis 1
Parkinson’s Disease 1
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 1
SMA experience (attended SMA) 14
Women 10
Men 4
Retired 9
Full-time employed 3
Part-time employed 1
Carer 1
No SMA experience 7
Not invited 5
Invited -unable to attend 2