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Table 1 Characteristics of study population and visits with primary care physicians

From: A new marker of primary care utilization - annual accumulated duration of time of visits

Characteristic   N (%) (unless stated otherwise)
N   77,247 (100)
Gender Female 40,434 (52.3)
Age (in years) Mean (± Range, SD) 46.5 (20–100, 18.1)
  20–64 62,805 (81.3)
  65+ 14,442 (18.7)
Charlson comorbidity index (n = 77,136) Mean (± Range, SD) 3.0 (1–6, 1.1)
Socioeconomic status Low SES 12,185 (15.8)
Country of birth New immigrants 10,128 (13.1)
Place of residence (n = 77,194) Large city (≥100,000 citizens) 31,642 (41.0)
  Other city 21,970 (28.4)
  Kibbutz (collective settlement) 3018 (3.9)
  Cooperative Israeli settlement 5162 (6.7)
  Small town 6113 (7.9)
  Non-Jewish settlement 9289 (12.0)
Number of visits to a PCP during 2012 (n = 77,247) Mean (± Range, SD) Median (± Range, IQR) 8.8 (0–136, 9.1) 6 (0–136, 10)
  Percentiles  
  25 2.0
  50 6.0
  75 12.0
  90 20.0
AADT (in minutes) spent with a PCP during 2012 (n = 77,247) Mean (± Range, SD) Median (± Range, IQR) 65.8 (0–1659, 75.8) 43 (0–1659, 75)
  Percentiles  
  25 15.0
  50 43.0
  75 90.0
  90 155.0
Duration (in minutes) of a single visit to a PCP during 2012 (n = 70,186) Mean (± Range, SD) Median (± Range, IQR) 7.6 (0–60, 4.3) 7 (0–60, 4.5)
  1. PCP Primary Care Physician
  2. AADT Accumulated Annual Duration of Time
  3. SES Socioeconomic Status
  4. IQR Interquartile Range