Completeness and representativeness of small area socioeconomic data linked with the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).
BACKGROUND: The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) holds primary care electronic healthcare records for 25% of the UK population. CPRD data can be linked via practice postcode in the UK, and additionally via patient postcode in England, to area-level socioeconomic status (SES) data including the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), the Carstairs Index and the Townsend Deprivation Index; as well as rural-urban classification (RUC). This study aims to describe the completeness and representativeness of CPRD-linked SES and RUC data.
METHODS: Patients currently registered at general practices contributing data to the May 2021 snapshots of CPRD GOLD (n=445 587) and CPRD Aurum (n=13 278 825) were used to assess the completeness and representativeness of CPRD-linked SES and RUC data against the UK general population.
RESULTS: All currently registered patients had complete SES and RUC data at practice level across the UK. Most English patients in CPRD GOLD (78%), CPRD Aurum (94%) and combined (93%) had SES and RUC data at patient level. Patient-level SES data in CPRD for England were comparable to England's general population (average IMD decile in CPRD 5.52+/-0.00 vs 5.50+/-0.02). CPRD UK practices were on average in more deprived areas than the UK general population (6.06+/-0.07 vs 5.50+/-0.02). A slightly higher proportion of CPRD patients and practices were from urban areas (85%) as compared with the UK general population (82%).
CONCLUSION: Completeness of CPRD-linked SES and RUC data is high. The CPRD populations were broadly representative of the general populations in the UK in terms of SES and RUC.
|ジャーナル名||Journal of epidemiology and community health|
|投稿者||Mahadevan, Preveina; Harley, Mia; Fordyce, Stuart; Hodgson, Susan; Ghosh, Rebecca; Myles, Puja; Booth, Helen; Axson, Eleanor|
|組織名||CPRD, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, London, UK;email@example.com.;CPRD, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, London, UK.|