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Table 4 Presentation of most common preventive and curative conditions (2146 encounters in five practices where data was available for both preventive and curative care)

From: Patterns of disease presentation and management in Egyptian primary care: findings from a survey of 2458 primary care patient consultations

Condition Consultations Weighted Rural Urban p-value**
  n % percentage* n % n %  
Immunization 534 24.9 24.9 99 22.9 435 25.4 0.29
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection 289 13.5 13.5 62 14.4 227 13.2 0.55
Family planning 248 11.6 11.6 47 10.9 201 11.7 0.62
Ante-natal care 232 10.8 10.8 63 14.6 169 9.9 0.01
Gastroenteritis 134 6.2 6.2 47 10.9 87 5.1 <0.005
Intestinal parasites 68 3.2 3.2 14 3.2 54 3.2 0.92
Skin infections 57 2.7 2.7 11 2.5 46 2.7 0.87
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection 55 2.6 2.6 5 1.2 50 2.9 0.04
Conjunctivitis 54 2.5 2.5 15 3.5 39 2.3 0.16
Anaemia 49 2.3 2.3 11 2.5 38 2.2 0.68
Dermatitis 48 2.2 2.2 9 2.1 39 2.3 0.81
Urinary Tract Infection 31 1.4 1.5 3 0.7 28 1.6 0.14
Asthma 27 1.3 1.3 0 0 27 1.6 0.01
Hypertension 25 1.2 1.2 1 0.2 24 1.4 0.04
Chickenpox 19 0.9 0.9 0 0 19 1.1 0.03
Diabetes 19 0.9 0.9 0 0 19 1.1 0.03
Ear infection 14 0.7 0.7 3 0.7 11 0.6 0.9
  1. *Weighted for different population and utilisation rates between urban and rural areas.
  2. **Chi-squared test for differences in prevalence between urban/rural practices.