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Table 1 Healthcare-seeking behavior for 1 month per 1000 inhabitants

From: The ecology of medical care on an isolated island in Okinawa, Japan: a retrospective open cohort study

  Primary care clinic visits (95% CI) Referrals to other medical facilities (95% CI) Referrals to emergency department (95% CI) Hospitalization (95% CI)
Overall 360.4 (351.0–369.7) 18.4 (16.3–20.5) 4.1 (3.1–5.1) 3.6 (2.6–4.6)
Age (years)
  < 15 298.1 (278.2–318.0) 5.5 (2.8–8.2) 1.0 (−0.1–2.2) 0.7 (−0.3–1.7)
 15–64 247.6 (237.3–258.0) 11.0 (8.8–13.2) 2.2 (1.3–3.2) 1.7 (0.8–2.5)
  ≥ 65 658.4 (633.1–683.6) 44.3 (37.8–50.9) 10.3 (7.2–13.5) 10.3 (7.2–13.5)
Sex
 Men 342.4 (329.7–355.1) 18.0 (15.1–21.0) 4.1 (2.7–5.4) 3.7 (2.4–5.0)
 Women 379.3 (365.4–393.1) 18.8 (15.7–21.8) 4.1 (2.6–5.5) 3.5 (2.2–4.9)
  1. CI confidence interval