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Table 3 Proportion of patients and controls with at least one physician visit, and mean (SD) number of visits of those with a visit by time since diagnosis

From: Non-oncology physician visits after diagnosis of cancer in children

Visits   Yr. 1 Yr2 Yr3 Yr4 Yr5 p-trend
  N % No. Visits N % No. Visits N % No. Visits N % No. Visits N % No. Visits  
All visits Patients 756 100a 29.9 (18.5)a 735 98a 15.0 (13.9)a 722 97a 12.1 (10.9)a 709 96a 9.7 (8.9)a 692 94a 8.4 (8.0)a <.001
Controls 6290 85 5.8 (5.4) 6182 84 5.3 (4.7) 5982 82 5.0 (4.5) 5889 81 4.9 (4.8) 5763 80 4.7 (4.8) <.001
Family physician Patients 737 97a 10.1 (9.9)a 683 91a 7.7 (9.2)a 671 90a 6.8 (7.2)a 668 91a 5.4 (4.8)a 624 85a 5.0 (4.5)a <.001
Controls 6143 83 5.0 (4.4) 6029 82 4.5 (3.8) 5824 79 4.2 (3.6) 5712 79 4.2 (3.9) 1720 78 4.0 (3.7) <.001
Non-cancer Patients 739 98a 20.4 (16.2)a 658 88a 8.7 (10.8)a 619 83a 6.7 (8.1)a 578 78a 5.6 (7.5)a 557 76a 4.8 (6.2)a <.001
specialist Controls 2158 29 2.8 (3.4) 2051 28 2.7 (3.1) 2014 28 2.7 (2.8) 1918 26 2.7 (3.1) 1866 26 2.7 (3.8) <.001
  1. No. visits is the mean number (standard deviation) of visits of those who had at least one visit
  2. aAll comparisons between patients and controls are statistically significant (p < 0.001)