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Table 3 Descriptive of the full population with a valid personal identification number in the data collection period compared to the study population

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

  All calls, n = 38,787 (100%) Study population, n = 11,340 (33%)
Gender, n (%)
 Female 21,248 (54.8%) 6137 (54.1%)
 Male 17,538 (45.22%) 5203 (45.9%)
Age, n (%)
 0–5 years 8994 (23.2%) 2608 (23.0%)
 6–18 years 6236 (16.7%) 1949 (17.2%)
 19–65 years 19,270 (49.7%) 5317 (46.9%)
 66+ years 4287 (11.1%) 1466 (12.9%)
DOW, n (%)
 1 N/A 1073 (9.5%)
 2 2396 (21.1%)
 3 4088 (36.1%)
 4 2283 (20.1%)
 5 1500 (13.2%)
Self-rated health, n (%)
 1, very good N/A 2120 (18.9%)
 2, good 2750 (24.5%)
 3, fair 2462 (21.9%)
 4, bad 2222 (19.8%)
 5, very bad 1680 (15.0%)
 Missing 106
Reason for calling, n (%)
 Somatic illness 20,726 (53.4%) 6119 (54.0%)
 Somatic injury 6554 (16.9%) 2048 (18.1%)
 Psychiatric illness 217 (0.6%) 51 (0.5%)
 Other 2017 (5.2%) 444 (3.9%)
 Missing 9273 (23.9%) 2678 (23.6%)
Triage response, n (%)
 Telephone consultation 16,980 (43.8%) 4993 (44%)
 Face-to-face consultation 18,781 (48.4%) 5649 (50%)
 Othera 3026 (7.8%) 771 (7%)
 Missing 0 0
  1. a triage response “other” e.g. other guidance, answer on blood test, case summary after home visit, request for prescription