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Table 2 Characteristics of patients presenting at the GP cooperative and AED (self-referrals and via ambulance service)

From: Out-of-hours demand for GP care and emergency services: patients' choices and referrals by general practitioners and ambulance services

  GP cooperative AED self-referrals AED via ambulance Total demand
  n % n % n % n % n/1000/yr
Male sex 5313 47 360 53 132 59 5819 47 140.5
Public insurance 7885 69 465 69 164 73 8527 69 205.8
Age groups          
0–4 2140 19 39 6 5 2 2184 18 52.7
5–14 1134 10 68 10 3 1 1205 10 29.1
15–24 1000 9 167 25 22 10 1189 10 28.7
25–44 2924 26 233 34 45 20 3202 26 77.3
45–64 1803 16 116 17 53 24 1972 16 47.6
≥65 2374 21 54 8 96 43 2524 21 60.9
Day (8 AM – 5 PM) 4748 42 218 32 52 23 5022 41 121.2
Evening (5 PM – 11 PM) 5042 44 370 55 118 53 5543 45 133.8
Night (11 PM – 8 AM) 1537 14 89 13 54 24 1682 14 40.6
Total 11375 100 677 100 224 100 12276 100 296.3
  1. Both out-of-hours periods combined (without GP referrals).