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Table 2 Associations between population characteristics, availability of GPs and mental health related prescribing (anxiolytics + antidepressants) (n = 39)

From: Variation in prescribing for anxiety and depression: a reflection of health inequalities, cultural differences or variations in access to care?

Explanatory variable B (95% CI) P value Adjusted R2
Univariate linear regression    
"Asian" ethnic group (%) -0.22 (-0.33 to -0.10) < 0.001 0.27
First language other than English (%) -0.32 (-0.41 to -0.23) < 0.001 0.56
Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) -0.02 (-0.18 to 0.13) 0.8 0.03
% "poor" health in past 12 months 0.41 (-0.08 to 0.9) 0.10 0.05
Mental health SF-36 score (mean) 0.31 (-0.60 to 1.22) 0.5 0.01
% reporting "very/fairly easy access" to GP 0.19 (-0.10 to 0.48) 0.19 0.02
Number GPs per 100 000 population 3.14 (0.47 to5.82) 0.02 0.13
Multivariate linear regression a    
Number of GPs per 10 000 population 2.07 (0.28 to 3.87) 0.02  
First language other than English (%) - 0.30 (-0.39 to -0.21) < 0.001 0.61
  1. a Regression model including only "number of GPs per 10 000 population" and "first language other than English"