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Table 5 Patient distribution according to the ICPC-2 classification system with frequencies, rate and national estimate per year

From: The epidemiology of medical emergency contacts outside hospitals in Norway - a prospective population based study

ICPC symptoms ICPC-code (n) N % Rate per 1000/year National estimate/year
Cardiovascular   1 389 28 6.8 31 100
   Chest/heart pain A11 (808) K01 (513)     
   Other cardiovascular symptoms K29 (68)     
Loss of consciousness   945 19 4.6 21 200
   Syncope/coma A06/07 (945)     
Respiratory   472 10 2.3 10 600
   Dyspnoea/breathing problems R02/04 (430)     
   Other respiratory symptoms R29 (42)     
Neurological   592 11 2.9 13 300
   Convulsion N07 (324)     
   Other neurological symptoms N29 (268)     
Digestive   195 4 1.0 4 400
   Abdominal pain/cramps D01 (113)     
   Other digestive symptoms D29 (82)     
Psychiatric   296 6 1.5 6 600
   Acute alcohol abuse P16 (113)     
   Other psychiatric symptoms P29 (182)     
Injury/trauma   531 11 2.6 11 900
   Laceration/cut, skin S18 (101)     
   Other skin symptoms other S29 (34)     
   Other musculoskeletal symptoms L29 (396)     
Other   465 10 2.3 10 400
   Endocrine/metabolic symptoms T29 (11)     
   Urinary/male genital symptoms U29 (7) Y29 (5)     
   Pregnancy/female genital symptoms W29 (106) X29 (1)     
   Assault/harmful event/problem Z25 (12)     
   General symptoms A29 (317)     
   Eye symptoms F29 (6)     
Not classified   39 1 0.2  
Subtotal   4 924 100 24.2 110 000
Excluded patients   256   1.3  
Total   5 180   25.5 116 000