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Table 1 Daily respiratory consultation and prescribing data for Lambeth (all LSOAs combined) by age group 2009–13 (aggregated time series for total of 1304 days)

From: Spatio-temporal associations of air pollutant concentrations, GP respiratory consultations and respiratory inhaler prescriptions: a 5-year study of primary care in the borough of Lambeth, South London

  Age 0–17 years
Mean (SD)
Age 18–64 years
Mean (SD)
Age > 64 years
Mean (SD)
All ages
Mean (SD)
Total respiratory consultationsa 123.33 (48.79) 290.47 (74.05) 108.43 (28.04) 522.23 (137.58)
Consultations for asthma, COPD, URTI 84.09 (40.20) 133.23 (47.14) 34.75 (12.14) 252.07 (90.49)
Prescriptions for preventer inhaler only 5.35 (2.91) 33.38 (9.86) 22.28 (7.31) 61.01 (16.19)
Prescriptions for reliever inhaler only 26.74 (10.15) 74.43 (20.69) 27.27 (8.55) 128.43 (34.32)
Prescriptions for both inhaler types 15.95 (6.34) 71.16 (18.30) 30.45 (9.70) 117.55 (29.90)
  1. aConsultations by any primary care healthcare professional including those where only a preventer or reliever inhaler were issued