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Table 3 Distribution of Primary Health Care Services provided by HCOV and HCNM and index of utilization of health services during 2004–2006.

From: Comparison of primary health care services between urban and rural settings after the introduction of the first urban health centre in Vyronas, Greece

   HCOV HCNM  
Department Age group N % N % p-value
  0–14      
Pediatric Clinic   28945 91.18 12013 89.41  
Vaccinations   2701 8.51 1411 10.50 <0.001
Home visits   99 0.31 12 0.09  
Total   31745 100.00 13436 100.00  
Referrals to secondary or tertiary care hospitals   1311 4.53 1204 10.02 <0.001
  15–64      
Chronic diseases – Follow up   27822 57.81 37050 72.66  
Emergency Room   19432 40.38 12893 25.28  
Vaccinations   722 1.50 1013 1.99 <0.001
Home visits   147 0.31 38 1.48  
Total   48123 100.00 50994 100.00  
Referrals to secondary or tertiary care hospitals   654 1.38 2563 5.13 <0.001
  >= 65      
Chronic diseases – Follow up   56323 85.93 35365 73.55  
Emergency Room   7799 11.90 11341 23.59  
Vaccinations   787 1.20 1299 2.70 <0.001
Home visits   638 0.97 78 0.16  
Total   65547 100.00 48083 100.00  
Referrals to secondary or tertiary care hospitals   677 1.06 1867 4.00 <0.001
  Total      
Chronic diseases – Follow up   84145 57.87 72415 64.36  
Emergency Room   27231 18.73 24234 21.54  
Pediatric Clinic   28945 19.91 12013 10.68  
Vaccinations   4210 2.90 3723 3.31 <0.001
Home visits   884 0.61 128 0.11  
Total   145415 100.00 112513 100.00  
Referrals to secondary or tertiary care hospitals   2642 2.37 5634 5.83 <0.001
Patients per population per year   1.19   3.64   <0.001
Contacts per population per year   3.14   6.52   <0.001
Contacts per patient per year   2.64   1.79   <0.001