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Table 1 Distribution of characteristics of the SHARE registrants

From: Early experience with an opt-in research register - Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE): a multi-method evaluation of participant recruitment performance

Characteristics Number of Registrants Percentage
Age
 11–15 865 0.3
 16–19 1654 0.6
 20–29 20,130 7.1
 30–39 30,492 10.7
 40–49 34,678 12.2
 50–59 52,509 18.5
 60–69 58,775 20.7
 70–79 55,791 19.7
 80–89 25,457 9.0
 90+ 3440 1.2
Sex
 Female 170,459 60.1
 Male 113,332 39.9
Disease status
 Any malignancy 20,124 7.1
 Cerebrovascular disease 8734 3.1
 Chronic pulmonary disease 22,454 7.9
 Congestive heart failure 5329 1.9
 Dementia 881 0.3
 Diabetes with chronic complication 1571 0.6
 Diabetes without chronic complication 18,476 6.5
 Hemiplegia or paraplegia 1481 0.5
 Metastatic solid tumour 4329 1.5
 Mild liver disease 4575 1.6
 Moderate or severe liver disease 1255 0.4
 Myocardial infarction 9252 3.3
 Peptic ulcer disease 4152 1.5
 Peripheral vascular disease 5495 1.9
 Renal disease 7449 2.6
 Rheumatic disease 4862 1.7
Medication type   0.0
 Analgesics 86,839 30.6
 Antidiabetic Drugs 27,042 9.5
 Antidepressant 72,201 25.4
 Antihypertensives 89,418 31.5
 Cardiovascular System 144,363 50.9
 Central Nervous System 130,106 45.8
 Endocrine System 80,870 28.5
 Gastro-Intestinal System 170,990 60.3
 Infections 92,156 32.5
 Inhaled Steroids 29,588 10.4
 Lipid Modifying Drugs 67,433 23.8
 Muscoskeletal And Joint Disease 67,483 23.8
 NSAIDs including Cox-2 35,408 12.5
 Respiratory System 65,127 22.9
 Skin 71,544 25.2
 Topical Steroids 43,186 15.2