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Table 2 Characteristics of included centralized waiting list patients, attached to a family physician between 2012 and 2014

From: Improved access to and continuity of primary care after attachment to a family physician: longitudinal cohort study on centralized waiting lists for unattached patients in Quebec, Canada

Variables Cohort for number of primary care visits (n = 411,065)
n (%)
Cohort for Concentration of Care Index (n = 345,502)
n (%)
Age
 1–5 20,602 (5.0%) 16,696 (4.8%)
 6–17 39,614 (9.6%) 26,773 (7.7%)
 18–34 82,307 (20.0%) 65,793 (19.0%)
 35–54 117,003 (28.5%) 97,506 (28.2%)
 55–69 89,414 (21.8%) 79,553 (23.0%)
 70+ 62,125 (15.1%) 59,181 (17.1%)
Sex
 Male 196,739 (47.9%) 158,963 (46.0%)
 Female 214,326 (52.1%) 186,539 (54.0%)
Medical vulnerability
 Non-vulnerable 233,965 (56.9%) 181,330 (52.5%)
 Vulnerable 177,100 (43.1%) 164,172 (47.5%)
Charlson Comorbidity Index
 Low (0) 262,537 (63.9%) 207,265 (60.0%)
 Medium [1,2,3] 123,021 (29.9%) 114,278 (33.1%)
 High (4+) 25,507 (6.2%) 23,959 (6.9%)
Region remoteness
 Remote 63,256 (15.4%) 48,467 (14.0%)
 Intermediary 100,009 (24.3%) 83,747 (24.2%)
 Peripheral 102,254 (24.9%) 87,146 (25.2%)
 University 144,621 (35.2%) 125,350 (36.3%)
 Missing 925 (0.2%) 792 (0.2%)