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Table 4 Main characteristics of adjusted* samples of HCOV and HCNM

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

Department used
  HCOV HCNM  
  N % N % p-value
Chronic diseases – Follow up 3099 52.51% 3791 64.23%  
Emergency Room 1255 21.26% 1049 17.78%  
Pediatric Clinic 784 13.29% 562 9.53%  
Vaccinations 432 7.32% 379 6.43% <0.001
Home visits 332 5.62% 120 2.03%  
Total 5902 100.00% 5902 100.00%  
Referral rate
Referrals to secondary or tertiary care hospitals 142 2.41% 368 6.23% <0.001
Contacts per patient per year
Contacts per patient per year (ratio) 3.04   1.67   <0.001
Top 5 reasons for visit (ICPC-2)
  Relative frequency (%) Rank Relative frequency (%) Rank  
Cough 10.04 1 7.16 1  
Fear of hypertension 9.32 2 6.89 2  
Headache 6.73 3 4.26 6  
Fever 5.38 4 6.42 3  
Chest symptom 5.14 5 5.62 4  
Top 5 reasons for choosing PHC unit
  Relative frequency (%) Rank Relative frequency (%) Rank  
It is close to my home 52.67 1 34.21 2  
Was satisfied of previous visit 51.47 2 23.45 4  
Low time to wait 25.49 3 10.46 7  
It is free 23.56 4 24.62 3  
It was the only one open around 13.62 5 40.57 1  
  1. * Adjusted for gender, age, financial income, educational status, marital status and nationality.