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Table 1 main patient characteristics at the GP services and the ED

From: Out of hours care: a profile analysis of patients attending the emergency department and the general practitioner on call

  GP ED
Gender (% men) 289/638 (45.3%) 492/968 (50.8%)
Mean age 35.7 years, SD 45.9 32.2 years, SD 23.3
Registered with a GP (% yes) 584/638 (91.5%) 754/967 (78.0%)
Used ED at least once during past 12 months (% yes) 185/634 29.1%) 379/960 (39.5%)
Employed (% yes) 354/622 (56.9%) 487/955 (51.0%)
First language Dutch or French (both national Belgian languages) (% yes) 580/639 (90.8%) 747/968 (77.2%)
Nationality:   
   - Belgian 526/640 (82.2%) 642/968 (66.3%)
   - African 20/640 (3.1%) 129/968 (13.3%)
   - Other 94/640 (14.7%) 197/968 (20.4%)