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Table 1 Presenting complaints and frequencies in Hyvinkää ED

From: Structured classification for ED presenting complaints – from free text field-based approach to ICPC-2 ED application

Presenting complaint Amount Percentage Presenting complaint Amount Percentage
Musculoskeletal symptoms/complaints 8596 21,17% Blood pressure related problem 198 0,49%
Abdominal pain 3084 7,59% Intravenous antibiotic infusion 183 0,45%
Upper respiratory infection/throat symptom 2862 7,05% Bronchus/lung related symptom 182 0,45%
Shortness of breath 1567 3,86% Allergic reaction 163 0,40%
Chest pain 1503 3,70% Rash 149 0,37%
Diarrhoea/vomiting 1492 3,67% Blood and blood forming organs 127 0,31%
Cardiac arrhythmia 1206 2,97% Nose bleed 123 0,30%
Back symptom 1161 2,86% Icterus or ascites 118 0,29%
Fever 1079 2,66% Nausea 102 0,25%
Headache 906 2,23% Complication of medical treatment 98 0,24%
General weakness 873 2,15% For sick leave 93 0,23%
Infection of urinary tract 823 2,03% Haemorrhoid 77 0,19%
Eye symptom 672 1,65% Burn injury 72 0,18%
Symptoms of venous embolism 652 1,61% Neurological symptoms 65 0,16%
Psychological problems 609 1,50% Pregnancy related problem 65 0,16%
Vertigo/dizziness 589 1,45% Constipation 64 0,16%
Cough 570 1,40% Female genital symptoms 61 0,15%
Ear symptoms 524 1,29% Sleep disturbance 55 0,14%
Pneumonia symptoms 452 1,11% Symptoms of chronic bowel disease 49 0,12%
Cerebrovascular disorder symptoms 393 0,97% High value of C-reactive protein 46 0,11%
Convulsion 389 0,96% Catheter related 34 0,08%
Urological symptoms 380 0,94% Dental 31 0,08%
Blood test for drunk driving suspect 344 0,85% Cramp 30 0,07%
Intoxication 299 0,74% Trigeminal neuralgia 23 0,06%
Cancer related symptom 298 0,73% Tremor/shivering 22 0,05%
Drug or alcohol abuse 295 0,73% Tick 20 0,05%
Symptoms of acute sinusitis 270 0,66% Electric shock 17 0,04%
Lump or abscess 256 0,63% Hypothermia 16 0,04%
Skin infection 247 0,61% Dehydration 12 0,03%
Heart related problem, other 212 0,52% Carbon monoxide poisoning 7 0,02%
Fainting/syncope 212 0,52% Exposure to gas 7 0,02%
Endocrine/metabolic symptoms 210 0,52% Other 5276 12,99%