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Table 1 Patient demographics and diagnosed conditions

From: Patient presentation and physician management of upper respiratory tract infections: a retrospective review of over 5 million primary clinic consultations in Hong Kong

  Year of attendance
  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Annual attendance for all respiratory infections 997768 937686 923504 966739 813874 895978
Distribution of annual attendances number (number of patients)       
1 attendance 59.9% (319154) 59.7% (296239) 57.5% (269327) 56.7% (274308) 59.4% (253995) 57.8% (264110)
2-4 attendances 34.2% (181992) 34.0% (168824) 35.3% (165316) 35.9% (173343) 34.3% (146461) 35.3% (161307)
5-8 attendances 4.9% (26157) 5.2% (25765) 5.8% (27347) 6.1% (29305) 5.2% (22411) 5.8% (26308)
>8 attendances 1.0% (5495) 1.1% (5359) 1.3% (6034) 1.3% (6517) 1.1% (4735) 1.2% (5549)
Patient headcount 532798 496187 468024 483473 427602 457274
Mean attendance per patient per year 1.9 1.93 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.0
Mean age (years) 41.1 41.2 42.9 43.8 44.3 45.6
Gender       
Female 56.4% 56.1% 56.9% 57.0% 56.4% 57.0%
On government subsidy 20.7% 20.4% 19.5% 21.0% 21.4% 21.0%
Chronic illness       
Ischaemic heart disease 1.6% (8440) 1.5% (7578) 1.5% (7219) 1.6% (7594) 1.5% (6324) 1.5% (6729)
Hypertension 22.8% (121304) 21.8% (108344) 23.2% (108397) 23.9% (115461) 23.9% (102066) 24.0% (109558)
Stroke 1.6% (8290) 1.4% (7191) 1.5% (7151) 1.6% (7580) 1.4% (6128) 1.4% (6392)
Prostatism 2.6% (13905) 2.7% (13160) 2.8% (13219) 2.9% (14072) 2.9% (12610) 2.9% (13374)
Asthma 2.9% (15264) 3.0% (14904) 3.2% (14866) 3.1% (15146) 3.2% (13563) 2.9% (13358)
COPD 1.5% (7797) 1.4% (7191) 1.4% (6679) 1.3% (6458) 1.3% (5595) 1.1% (5197)
Coded conditions       
H71 (otitis media) 0.29% 0.34% 0.31% 0.33% 0.33% 0.33%
R72 (streptococcal 0.02% 0.03% 0.02% 0.03% 0.04% 0.04%
pharyngitis) 97.35% 96.99% 97.07% 96.30% 95.42% 94.25%
R74 (acute URTI) 0.15% 0.17% 0.20% 0.21% 0.26% 0.25%
R75 (acute sinusitis) 0.49% 0.53% 0.44% 0.67% 0.88% 1.02%
R76 (acute tonsillitis) 0.04% 0.04% 0.03% 0.03% 0.04% 0.07%
R77 (acute laryngitis) 0.26% 0.33% 0.29% 0.27% 0.69% 0.97%
R80 (influenza)