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Table 1 Demographic data on GP practices and study population in the three studied regions

From: Prevalence of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in three regions of England: a repeated cross-sectional study in primary care

Region Regional Populationa GP practices' populationb GP Practices in the regionc (n) GPs in the regionc (n) Participating practices (n) (%) Participating GPs (n) (%)
  Total (n) 18-64 year-olds (%) Gender Ethnicity      
    Male (%) Female (%) White (%) BEMd (%) 18-64 year-olds (n) 18-64 year-olds (%)     
East Yorkshire 597,200 60.4 48.8 51.2 98.3 1.7 82,080 22.8 105 375 19 18.1 162 43.2
Londone 508,400 65.1 48.6 51.7 61.1 38.9 33,047 10 86 414 5 5.8 31 7.5
East Anglia 964,800 59.3 48.6 51.4 98.5 1.5 28,026 4.9 136 672 5 3.7 26 3.9
  1. aEstimated population mid-2008. Source: Office for National Statistics - http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/product.asp?vlnk%20=%2015106; bSource: http://www.nhs.uk/Services/Pages/AcuteTrustList.aspx?trustType=PrimaryCare; cSource: https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx; dBEM: Black and Ethnic Minorities; eHarrow and Southwark Primary Care Trust areas.