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Table 2 Comparison by gender of practice list, using hospital services, common mental health problems (CMHP), referred to IAPT and part of the in-depth evaluation cohort

From: Detecting referral and selection bias by the anonymous linkage of practice, hospital and clinic data using Secure and Private Record Linkage (SAPREL): case study from the evaluation of the Improved Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service

  In-depth study cohort IAPT referrals CMHP Use hospital services Practice list
Female 123 734 8229 33785 75523
  74.10% 65.70% 67.40% 56.00% 49.60%
Male 43 384 3981 26457 76779
  25.90% 34.30% 32.60% 44.00% 50.40%
Total 166 1118 12210 60143 152302
  100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
  Pearson X2 Pearson X2 Pearson X2 Pearson X2 NPar X2
  p< 0.001 p = 0.023 p< 0.001 p< 0.001 p = 0.016