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Table 5 Diagnostic distribution (percentage of consultations) and characteristics of patients and consultations with different definitions of frequent attenders according to frequency of consultations (2017)

From: Frequent attenders at primary care out-of-hours services: a registry-based observational study in Norway

ICPC-2 chapter All ≥5 consultations ≥10 consultations ≥20 consultations ≥30 consultations
A: General. unspecified 13.3 14.7 14.9 15.0 16.7
B: Blood etc. 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9
D: Digestive 10.6 11.9 11.6 12.2 12.3
F: Eye 4.4 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.3
H: Ear 2.5 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.1
K: Cardiovascular 3.8 4.5 4.1 3.7 3.5
L: Musculoskeletal 16.6 9.7 8.2 6.2 4.7
N: Neurological 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.6 3.8
P: Psychological 5.0 16.3 28.0 33.6 34.0
R: Respiratory 18.5 17.5 11.4 7.4 7.5
S: Skin 11.1 6.3 6.2 8.2 9.5
T: Endocrine etc. 0.9 1.3 1.2 0.7 0.6
U: Urological 5.8 6.6 4.7 3.2 2.1
W: Pregnancy etc. 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.1
X: Female genital 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.1
Y: Male genital 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.2
Z: Social problems 0.3 0.9 1.4 2.3 2.3
Number of consultations with identified patients 1,373,987 136,773 38,820 13,398 6785
Number of patients 946,176 18,876 2462 429 150
Number of consultations per patient 1.5 7.2 15.8 31.2 45.2
Percentage females 51.6 54.8 56.3 63.4 63.3
Mean age 37.7 42.4 45.4 43.1 41.5
Percentage home visits 4.8 11.5 14.7 15.4 16.6
Percentage consultations during weekends 40.7 37.8 36.8 35.5 34.8
Percentage consultations with time fee 39.7 46.5 48.7 49.3 48.2