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Table 2 Age categories of patients contacting the GP cooperative for out-of-hours and age categories of responders in this study.

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

  Telephone advice Consultation at the cooperative Home visits
  Study base* (n = 5838) Responders (n = 366) Study base* (n = 4863) Responders (n = 392) Study base* (n = 1305) Responders (n = 402)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age       
0–20 years 1786 (30.6%) 127 (35.5%) 1789 (36.8%) 146 (39.0%) 48 (3.7%) 9 (2.3%)
21–40 years 1587 (27.2%) 96 (26.8%) 1332 (27.4%) 81 (21.7%) 81 (6.1%) 26 (6.6%)
40–60 years 1226 (21.0%) 67 (18.7%) 1099 (22.6%) 82 (21.9%) 231 (17.7%) 93 (23.8%)
>60 years 1237 (21.2%) 68 (19.0%) 642 (13.2%) 65 (17.4%) 944 (72.4%) 263 (67.3%)
Total 5836 (100%) 358 (100%) 4862 (100%) 374 (100%) 1304 (100%) 391 (100%)
missing 2 (0.03%) 8 (2.0%) 1 (0.02%) 18 (4.6%) 1 (0.08%) 11 (2.7%)
  1. * Based on patient contacts with two cooperatives in the province of Limburg during a four-week period (May – June) in 2002.
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