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Table 2 Sample characteristics and distribution of patient complaints

From: Baseline assessment of adult and adolescent primary care delivery in Rwanda: an opportunity for quality improvement

Number of observed consultations 470
Nurse years of experience in OPD, median (IQR) 4 (3–6)
Duration (minutes), median (IQR) 6 (5–8)
Patient sex, n (%)  
  Female 319 (68.4%)
  Male 147 (31.6%)
Patient age (years), mean (s.d.) 35.3 (15.9)
Patients asked why they came to OPD, n (%) 61 (13.1%)
Total number of patient complaints 585
Zero (0) complaints 5 (1.1%)
One (1) complaint 354 (75.3%)
Two (2) complaints 102 (21.7%)
Three (3) complaints 9 (1.9%)
Back or joint pain 44 (7.5%)
Cough or difficulty breathing 83 (14.2%)
Diarrhea 31 (5.3%)
Epigastric pain 65 (11.1%)
Fever 58 (9.9%)
Genital or anal sore, ulcer, or wart 5 (0.9%)
Genitourinary symptoms  
  Female 88 (15.0%)
  Male 32 (5.5%)
Headache or neurological condition 52 (8.9%)
Hypertension 3 (0.5%)
Lower extremity edema 6 (1.0%)
Mental problem 6 (1.0%)
Mouth or throat problem 37 (6.3%)
Skin problem or lump 32 (5.5%)
Other 43 (7.4%)