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Table 1 Description of the use of primary healthcare during the lockdown periods throughout the whole of 2020 relative to the corresponding periods in 2019 in mainland France

From: Underuse of primary healthcare in France during the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020 according to individual characteristics: a national observational study

  At least one consultation 2020 Ratio 2020/2019 Total consultations ratio 2020/2019 Mean number of consultations per individual with at least one consultation
N = 64.3 million LD 1 LD 2 2020 LD 1 LD 2 Year LD 1 LD 2 Year LD 1 LD 2 Year
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020
Specialty % % % % % % % % % mean mean mean mean mean mean
Generalist 26.0 33.6 80.1 -34 -7 -3 -32 -5 -8 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 4.9 4.6
Nurse 7.4 15.2 41.5 -28  + 39  + 29 -7  + 9  + 5 8.8 11.5 7.1 5.6 18.6 15.1
Dentist 0.5 9.8 37.1 -95  + 1 -12 -96  + 2 -17 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.3 2.3 2.1
Physiotherapist 1.6 6.7 15.2 -80 -3 -8 -85  + 6 -14 8.0 5.8 7.3 8.0 23.8 22.2
Midwife 0.5 0.9 2.9 -39  + 19  + 10 -44  + 16 0 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.6 6.0 5.4
Ophthalmologist 1.0 5.4 26.7 -82  + 4 -7 -82  + 4 -10 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.4
Gynecologist 1.1 2.4 10.2 -59  + 4 -9 -55  + 5 -10 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.9 1.9
Cardiologist 1.0 2.1 9.6 -55  + 2 -5 -55  + 2 -8 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 2.0 1.9
Dermatologist 0.7 1.8 9.0 -66 -1 -12 -67 0 -14 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.5
ENT 0.5 1.2 6.3 -69 -4 -11 -69 -3 -14 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.6 1.5
Gastroenterologist 0.3 0.9 3.9 -66  + 4 -7 -65  + 4 -10 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.9 1.9
Pediatrician 0.7 0.9 3.6 -45 -8 -4 -46 -11 -13 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 2.9 2.7
Rheumatologist 0.4 0.8 3.2 -61  + 2 -10 -62  + 3 -14 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 2.1 2.0
Pulmonologist 0.3 0.6 2.8 -50  + 3 -4 -48  + 2 -7 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.8 1.8
Psychiatrist 0.8 1.2 2.4 -37 -1 -4 -25  + 3 -5 3.0 3.5 2.7 2.8 10.1 10.0
Endocrinologist 0.2 0.4 1.6 -46  + 7 -4 -44  + 8 -5 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.9 1.9
  1. LD 1: First national lockdown W11-W18 (March 17 to May 10, 2020)
  2. LD 2: Second national lockdown W44-W49 (October 30 to December 14, 2020)
  3. Reading grid: During the first lockdown, the percentage of people with at least one consultation with a general practitioner in 2020 was 26.0%, corresponding to a 34% decrease relative to 2019. There was also a 32% decrease in the overall number of consultations in 2020 relative to 2019. For those with at least one consultation during the study period, their mean number of consultations per person was 1.6 during the first lockdown in 2020