Table 1

 Characteristics of study practices and participants

Study practicesStudy participants
Number of GPs*Total list sizeTownsend deprivation scoreSurvey response rate (%)Subjects in studyMean ageFemale (%)Physical activity score at baselineLiving alone (%)
*Whole time equivalent general practitioners.
Intervention practices
A2.7563850.7882.760974.365.02.937.1
B580160.4075.252576.469.13.041.3
C362520.8280.162275.765.33.137.9
D2.556901.6474.852775.868.33.943.1
Control practices
E35385−0.0587.381074.866.23.640.5
F248460.4981.761176.161.52.946.2
G2.531250.8581.633975.668.12.246.3
H4.58943−2.1890.347375.927.55.130.4
I48212−1.5480.646275.562.62.244.2
J24862−1.1187.156275.964.23.640.0
K354421.4482.660574.164.52.440.3
L219690.4879.527576.463.32.842.5
All practices 82.0642075.462.53.240.6