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Table 5 Distribution of top 10 reasons for visit according to ICPC-2 by Health Center and age categories, 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
Reason for visit Relative frequency (%) Rank Relative frequency (%) Rank
  Age group: 0–14    
Cough 10.12 1 9.45 1
Throat symptom/complaint 8.72 2 8.34 2
Headache 7.70 3 5.56 6
Fever 7.65 4 7.45 3
Ear pain/earache 4.32 5 4.76 7
Skin rash localized 4.19 6 7.17 5
Muscle pain 4.12 7 7.23 4
Medical examination for school etc. 4.01 8 4.12 8
Abdominal pain epigastric 3.03 9 1.85 12
Urinary symptoms 1.89 10 0.65 13
Age group: 15–64
Cough 9.82 1 7.31 5
Headache 7.45 2 4.33 6
Back symptoms 6.23 3 10.12 1
Urinary symptoms 5.14 4 2.02 12
Fear of hypertension 5.12 5 2.81 11
Muscle pain 4.96 6 7.73 2
Skin rash localized 4.79 7 7.61 3
Chest symptom 4.12 8 4.31 7
Fear of endocrine disorder 3.56 9 2.92 9
Joint symptom 3.44 10 7.37 4
Age group: >= 65
Fear of hypertension 15.23 1 13.47 1
Chest symptom 8.92 2 8.41 5
Joint symptoms 8.76 3 11.56 2
Cough 7.54 4 8.38 6
Fever 6.79 5 7.22 7
Limited function/disability 6.20 6 9.92 3
Fear of endocrine disorder 5.78 7 6.13 8
Abdominal pain epigastric 5.54 8 2.23 12
Sleep disturbance 5.34 9 8.73 4
Shortness of breath/Dyspnoea 5.12 10 6.01 9