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Table 1 Patient demographics, RfE rates, consultation rates and pre-season influenza vaccination rates

From: How are reasons for encounter associated with influenza-like illness and acute respiratory infection diagnoses and interventions? A cohort study in eight Italian general practice populations

  Patients with ILI Patients with ARI
Number of EoCs 688 848
EoCs by sex (% of all EoCs for ILI or ARI)
 Male 357 (51.9) 405 (47.8)
 Female 331 (48.1) 443 (52.2)
EoCs by age range (% of all EoCs for ILI or ARI)
  < 30 130 (18.9) 120 (14.2)
 30–44 226 (32.8) 201 (23.7)
 45–59 201 (29.2) 226 (26.7)
 60–74 107 (15.6) 180 (21.2)
  ≥ 75 24 (3.5) 121 (14.3)
Number of RfEs 2,153 1,647
Mean RfEs per EoC 3.1 2.0
Site of consultation (% of all consultations for ILI or ARI)
 Family physician’s own practice 423 (57.1) 622 (63.9)
 Home visit 161 (21.7) 166 (17.0)
 Telephone 157 (21.2) 186 (19.1)
Total consultations 741 974
Mean consultations per EoC 1.1 1.1
Number of procedures/interventions 1,347 1,521
Mean procedures/interventions per EoC 2.0 1.8
Received pre-season influenza vaccination (% of all patients with ILI or ARI) 66 (9.6) 201 (23.7)