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Table 3 Commonest RfEs given by patients, and their frequencies for ILI and ARI. RfEs with low individual frequencies are grouped under ‘Other RfEs’

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

Code Label Number of ILI patients with this RfE (%) Number of ARI patients with this RfE (%) Risk ratio (95% CI)
R05 Cough 411 (59.7) 427 (50.4) 1.19 (1.08–1.30)
A03 Fever 548 (79.7) 169 (19.9) 4.00 (3.47–4.60)
R21 Throat symptoms 131 (19.0) 220 (25.9) 0.73 (0.61–0.89)
A01 Pain, general 227 (33.0) 35 (4.1) 7.99 (5.68–11.25)
R07 Chest pain 143 (20.8) 92 (10.8) 1.92 (1.50–2.44)
R50 Prescription request 79 (11.5) 58 (6.8) 1.68 (1.21–2.32)
R27 Fear of respiratory disease 58 (8.4) 45 (5.3) 1.59 (1.09–2.31)
R02 Shortness of breath 13 (1.9) 51 (6.0) 0.31 (0.17–0.57)
R23 Voice symptoms 14 (2.0) 47 (5.5) 0.37 (0.20–0.66)
R03 Wheezing 11 (1.6) 46 (5.4) 0.29 (0.15–0.56)
Other RfEs 518 (75.2) 457 (53.9) 1.47 (1.32–1.64)