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Table 1 Overview of patient characteristics of the study base and responders.

From: Follow-up care by patient's own general practitioner after contact with out-of-hours care. A descriptive study

  Study base* (n = 28,535) Responders (n = 1160)
  n (%) n (%)
Gender   
Male 13,234 (46.4%) 484 (45.5%)
Female 15,288 (53.6%) 579 (54.5%)
Total 28,522 (100%) 1063 (100%)
missing 13 (0.05%) 97 (8.4%)
Age #   
0–20 7469 (30.0%) 282 (25.1%)
21–40 6548 (26.3%) 203 (18.1%)
40–60 5203 (20.9%) 242 (21.5%)
>60 5677 (22.8%) 396 (35.3%)
Total 24,897 (100%) 1123 (100%)
missing 15 (0.06%) 37 (3.2%)
Insurance   
Public 21,875 (78.1%) 865 (76.2%)
Private 6,960 (21.9%) 270 (23.8%)
Total 27,625 (100%) 1135 (100%)
missing 910 (3.2%) 25 (2.2%)
  1. * Based on patient contacts during a four-week period (May – June) in 2002
  2. # Based on 24,897 contacts, excluding one region (WM).
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