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Table 3 Mean number of recorded problems (crude rate) and differences in mean annual visits to a GP (crude rates and adjusted for age and sex) by patient demographics

From: The contribution of demographic and morbidity factors to self-reported visit frequency of patients: a cross-sectional study of general practice patients in Australia

   Annual visits
   Crude Adjusted
Patient characteristics (n) Mean problems Mean visits Mean visits p-value
Highly accessible (8,702) 2.9 9.1 9.0  
Moderately accessible (1,599) 2.7 7.7 7.9 0.05
Remote/very remote (145) 2.5 5.8 6.5 <.0001
Concession health care card holder (4,448) 3.5 11.4 10.7 <.0001
Non health care card holder (6,307) 2.4 6.8 7.5  
Speaks language other than English at home (890) 2.8 9.0 9.1 0.369
Speaks English at home (9,865) 2.9 8.7 8.8  
Male (4,285) 2.7 8.5 N/A N/A
Female (6,404) 2.9 8.9 N/A  
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