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Table 1 Number and change of visits and visitors to GP; total and according to family income

From: Changes in health care utilisation following a reform involving choice and privatisation in Swedish primary care: a five-year follow-up of GP-visits

  Age mean   Visits before Visits after Visitors before Visitors after Change visits Change visitors
    (2 years) (2 years)    n (%) n (%)
Men 25-44 34.7 n       
Visits to GP-all   166365 237432 261847 91484 95276 24415 (10.3) 3792 (4.1)
 Income below median   85643 113878 126929 43402 45621 13051 (11.5) 2219 (5.1)
 Income above median   80722 123554 134918 48082 49655 11364 (9.2) 1573 (3.3)
Men 45-64 54.4        
Visits to GP-all   154444 336028 378838 100717 108068 42810 (12.7) 7351 (7.3)
 Income below median   75384 177655 195310 49224 52150 17655 (9.9) 2926 (5.9)
 Income above median   79060 158373 183528 51493 55918 25155 (15.9) 4425 (8.6)
Men 65-84 72.6        
Visits to GP-all   90190 309857 340047 73379 82331 30190 (9.7) 8952 (12.2)
 Income below median   45090 160781 171075 36641 36802 10294 (6.4) 161 (0.4)
 Income above median   45100 149076 168972 36738 38450 19896 (13.3) 1712 (4.7)
Women 25-44 34.7        
Visits to GP-all   160983 376175 419338 110827 114475 43163 (11.5) 3648 (3.3)
 Income below median   78160 175822 197920 51151 53139 22098 (12.6) 1988 (3.9)
 Income above median   82823 200353 221418 59676 61336 21065 (10.5) 1660 (2.8)
Women 45-64 54.5        
Visits to GP-all   153401 470358 517804 115657 121277 47446 (10.1) 5602 (4.9)
 Income below median   78558 265618 288359 60308 62654 22741 (8.6) 2346 (3.9)
 Income above median   74843 204740 229445 55367 58623 24705 (12.1) 3256 (5.9)
Women 65-84 73.3        
Visits to GP-all   103605 432104 468395 88908 90010 36291 (8.4) 1102 (1.2)
 Income below median   51788 225746 238731 44685 44567 12985 (5.8) −118 (−0.3)
 Income above median   51817 206358 229664 44223 45443 23306 (11.3) 1220 (2.8)