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Table 3 Distance and priority grades

From: Distance and utilisation of out-of-hours services in a Norwegian urban/rural district: an ecological study

  Change 0 to 50 km (%) Constant Coefficient (β) 95% CI for β R2 p
All contacts -36.2 5,92 -0.009 -0.010 to -0.009 0.95 <0.001
Not urgent (green) -39.3 5.64 -0.01 -0.011 to -0.009 0.91 <0.001
Urgent (yellow) -29.5 4.34 -0.007 -0.009 to -0.005 0.48 <0.001
Acute (red) -22.1 2.13 -0,005 -0.007 to -0.002 0.19 0.001
  1. Relative change (%) in contact rates of different priority grades when moving 50 kilometres away from the casualty clinic. Simple linear regression for the association between distance and the different priority grades performed on ln-transformed data. N = 50.