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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients in an OOHC-centre (n = 892)

From: Cross-sectional study in an out-of-hours primary care centre in northwestern Germany – patient characteristics and the urgency of their treatment

Characteristics Proportion (95% confidence intervals [95% CI])
Sex (n = 890)
 Male 39.7% (36.4–43.0%)
 Female 60.3% (57.0–63.6%)
Age Age in years (n = 877)
 Mean (95% CI); SD 40.3 (39.1–41.5%); SD: 18.5
 Median [IQR] 36 [25–53]
Age groups in years
 0–17 4.8% (3.5–6.4%)
 18–29 32.0% (28.9–35.2%)
 30–39 18.1% (15.6–20.8%)
 40–49 14.0% (11.8–16.5%)
 50–59 14.9% (12.6–17.4%)
 60–69 7.3% (5.6–9.2%)
 70 + 9.0% (7.2–11.1%)
Place of residence (n = 887)
 City of Oldenburg 68.5% (65.4–71.6%)
 Within catchment area of OOHC-centre 12.6% (10.5–15.0%)
 Outside catchment area 18.8% (16.3–21.6%)
Medical insurance (n = 891)
 Social 88.3% (86.0–90.4%)
 Private 10.8% (8.8–13.0%)
 Other 0.7% (0.3–1.5%)
 None 0.2% (0.0–0.8%)
Has regular GP/pediatrician (n = 886)
 Yes 93.7% (91.9–95.2%)
 No 6.3% (4.8–8.1%)
Patients per weekday (n = 892)
 Monday (19–22) 5.3% (3.9–7.0%)
 Tuesday (19–22) 4.5% (3.2–6.1%)
 Wednesday (16–22) 11.1% (9.1–13.4%)
 Thursday (19–22) 3.8% (2.7–5.3%)
 Friday (16–22) 14.1% (11.9–16.6%)
 Saturday (9–22) 34.6% (31.5–37.9%)
 Sunday and holiday (9–22) 26.6% (23.7–29.6%)
Waiting time in minutes (n = 829)
 Mean (95% CI); SD 44.9 (42.5–47.3%); SD: 35.7
 Median [IQR] 35 [15–70]
 0–30 min 47.6% (44.2–51.1%)
 31–60 min 20.5% (17.8–23.5%)
 61–90 min 20.2% (17.5–23.1%)
 91–120 min 9.0% (7.1–11.1%)
 More than 120 min 2.7% (1.7–4.0%)