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Table 1 Patient demographic factors for categories of long-term conditions (LTCs). Missed appointment category was defined as average annual rate of missed appointments over a 3-year period, as follows: zero, 0; low, < 1; medium, 1–2; high, > 2

From: Morbidity, mortality and missed appointments in healthcare: a national retrospective data linkage study

  No LTCs n = 338,372 (41.1%) One to three LTC n = 375,893 (45.7%) Four plus LTC n = 109,579 (13.3%) Overall n = 824,374
Missed appointment category; missing values n = 0
 Zero 226,190 51.5% 182,682 41.6% 30,720 7% 439,592 100%
 Low 84,556 37% 111,928 49% 31,881 14% 228,365 100%
 Medium 22,157 22.8% 51,569 53.1% 23,351 24.1% 97,077 100%
 High 5819 9.8% 29,714 50.1% 23,807 40.1% 59,340 100%
Age; missing values n = 6650 (0.8%)
 0–15 100,880 80.8% 25,910 19.2% 22 0% 134,732 100%
 16–30 95,785 56.7% 70,320 41.7% 2686 1.6% 168,791 100%
 31–45 70,040 41.1% 89,731 52.7% 10,622 6.2% 170,393 100%
 46–60 41,401 24.1% 103,869 60.5% 26,330 15.3% 171,600 100%
 61–75 13,701 11.7% 65,359 55.6% 38,507 32.8% 117,567 100%
 76–90 2225 4.5% 18,987 38.5% 28,070 57% 49,282 100%
 90 plus 201 3.8% 1637 30.5% 3521 65.7% 5359 100%
Sex; missing values n = 0
 Male 169,052 44.1% 168,677 44% 45,729 11.9% 45,729 11.9%
 Female 169,670 38.5% 207,216 47% 64,030 14.5% 440,916 100%
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation; missing values n = 19,082 (2.3%)
 1 30,755 35.7% 41,730 48.5% 13,571 15.8% 86,056 100%
 2 26,708 36.1% 35,288 47.7% 11,924 16.1% 73,920 100%
 3 28,575 37.4% 35,732 46.8% 12,050 15.8% 76,357 100%
 4 28,106 38.3% 34,003 46.3% 11,257 15.3% 73,366 100%
 5 30,064 39.7% 34,634 45.8% 11,002 14.5% 75,700 100%
 6 34,264 42.3% 36,724 45.3% 10,075 12.4% 81,063 100%
 7 36,838 41.3% 40,844 45.7% 11,601 13% 89,283 100%
 8 33,476 43.7% 34,293 44.7% 8882 11.6% 76,651 100%
 9 32,405 43% 34,089 45.2% 8854 11.8% 75,348 100%
 10 47,717 48.9% 40,745 41.8% 9086 9.3% 97,548 100%