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Table 2 Number of survivors who presented symptoms to the GP that correspond with self-reported symptoms*

From: Are physical symptoms among survivors of a disaster presented to the general practitioner? A comparison between self-reports and GP data

Symptoms on symptom-scale (corresponding ICPC codes) Self-reported symptoms at T1 and/or T2 No. of Survivors with self-reported symptom (%) No. of survivors who presented symptom to the GP (%)† Risk ratio‡
Fatigue No symptoms 93 (11.4) 3 (3.2) 1.0
   (ICPC codes: A04, P06) T1 only 158 (19.3) 22 (13.9) 4.3
  T2 only 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0
  T1 and T2 568 (69.4) 162 (28.5) 8.9
Pain in bones and muscles No symptoms 278 (35.2) 127 (45.7) 1.0
   (ICPC codes: L01 – L20, L29) T1 only 85 (10.7) 46 (54.1) 1.2
  T2 only 163 (20.6) 104 (63.8) 1.4
  T1 and T2 265 (33.5) 169 (63.8) 1.4
Back pain No symptoms 318 (40.5) 31 (9.8) 1.0
   (ICPC codes: L02, L03) T1 only 65 (8.3) 10 (15.4) 1.6
  T2 only 150 (19.1) 44 (29.3) 3.0
  T1 and T2 252 (32.1) 73 (29.0) 3.0
Stomachache No symptoms 366 (41.3) 21 (5.7) 1.0
   (ICPC codes: D01 – D03, D06) T1 only 122 (13.8) 16 (13.1) 2.3
  T2 only 141 (15.8) 29 (20.6) 3.6
  T1 and T2 258 (29.1) 73 (28.3) 5.0
Headache No symptoms 271 (34.2) 12 (4.4) 1.0
   (ICPC codes: N01, N02) T1 only 146 (18.4) 9 (6.2) 1.4
  T2 only 97 (12.3) 13 (13.4) 3.1
  T1 and T2 278 (35.1) 59 (21.2) 4.8
Shortness of breath No symptoms 446 (56.2) 10 (2.2) 1.0
   (ICPC codes: R02 – R04, R29) T1 only 71 (9.0) 0 (0.0) 0
  T2 only 118 (14.9) 13 (11.0) 5
  T1 and T2 158 (19.9) 34 (21.5) 9.8
Dizziness No symptoms 459 (58.2) 15 (3.3) 1.0
   (ICPC code: N17) T1 only 103 (13.0) 3 (2.9) 0.9
  T2 only 62 (7.9) 4 (6.5) 2.0
  T1 and T2 165 (20.9) 26 (15.8) 4.8
Pain in chest and region of heart No symptoms 501 (64.1) 23 (4.6) 1.0
   (ICPC codes: L04, K01 – K03) T1 only 66 (8.5) 10 (15.2) 3.3
  T2 only 96 (12.3) 17 (17.7) 3.9
  T1 and T2 118 (15.1) 32 (27.1) 5.9
  1. GP: general practitioner; ICPC: International Classification of Primary Care
  2. * Due to missing values on T1 and T2, N-values differ from the total study population (N = 887);
  3. † Survivors with a symptom (ICPC code) corresponding with the self-report symptom in their electronic medical record (EMR)
  4. ‡ Risk ratio: % of survivors with self-reported symptoms who presented symptoms to the general practitioner/% of survivors without self-reported symptoms who presented symptoms to the general practitioner