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Table 1 Descriptive information of study population

From: Self-rated worry is associated with hospital admission in out-of-hours telephone triage – a prospective cohort study

Gender, n11,340
 Female, n (%)6137 (54.1%)
 Male, n (%)5203 (45.9%)
Age, n (%)
 Mean, (SD)30.5 (25.5)
 0–5 years2608 (23.0%)
 6–17 years1949 (17.2%)
 18–65 years5317 (46.9%)
 66+ years1466 (12.9%)
DOW, n (%)
 11073 (9.5%)
 22396 (21.1%)
 34088 (36.1%)
 42283 (20.1%)
 51500 (13.2%)
Reason for calling, n (%)
 Somatic illness6119 (54.0%)
 Somatic injury2048 (18.1%)
 Psychiatric illness51 (0.5%)
 Other444 (3.9%)
 Not registered2678 (23.6%)
Triage outcome, n (%)
 Telephone consultation (not seen)5763 (50.8%)
 Face-to-face consultation5575 (49.2%)
 Admitted to hospitalb581 (5.2%)
 Missing2
Primary ICD-10 diagnosis in face-to-face consultation, n (%)a5575
 Injury or external cause of morbidity1749 (31.4%)
 Unclear symptoms and other factors influencing health status1055 (18.9%)
 Respiratory979 (17.6%)
 Infections460 (8.3%)
 Eye and ear307 (5.5%)
 Urogenital242 (4.3%)
 Digestive205 (3.7%)
 Musculoskeletal180 (3.2%)
 Skin135 (2.4%)
 Circulatory122 (2.2%)
 Psychiatric illness28 (0.5%)
 Other113 (2.0%)
 Missing2
Comorbidity score, n (%)
 09202 (81.2%)
 11133 (10.0%)
 2+1005 (8.9%)
  1. aOther: nervous system, pregnancy and birth, perinatal illness, malformation and anomalies, neoplasm, blood and blood forming organs, endocrine diseases
  2. bHospital admission is defined as having occupied a hospital bed ≥24 h. This variable is calculated by subtracting the in-date-and time from out-date-and time