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Table 2 Characteristics of the annual number of visits and the Annual Accumulate Duration of Time spent with a primary care physician during 2012

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

   No. of visits during 2012 AADT during 2012 (in minutes)
Mean (± Range, SD)   8.8 (0–136, 9.1) 65.8 (0–1659, 75.8)
Median (± Range, IQR)   6 (0–136, 10) 43 (0–1659, 75)
Characteristic    Pearson Correlation P Value Pearson Correlation P Value
 Age (in years)    0.4 0.000 0.4 0.000
 Charlson comorbidity index    0.5 0.000 0.5 0.000
    Mean (±SD) T-TEST P Value Mean (±SD)  T-TEST P Value
Gender Male   7.7 (8.9) <0.001 57.5 (73.8) <0.05
  Female   9.8 (9.2)   73.3 (76.7)  
Socioeconomic status Other   7.7 (8.0) <0.001 58.5 (68.3) <0.05
  Low SES   14.7 (11.9)   104.5 (98.4)  
Country of birth New immigrant   7.7 (8.1) <0.05 57.1 (67.4) <0.05
  Other   9.0 (9.2)   67.1 (76.8)  
    Mean (±SD) ANOVA P Value Mean (±SD) ANOVA P Value
Place of residence Large city   8.7 (8.9) <0.05 66.9 (75.3) <0.05
  Other city   8.8 (9.0)   62.8 (70.0)  
  Kibbutz   11.9 (11.9)   100.3 (116.9)  
  Cooperative Israeli settlement   8.3 (8.5)   67.1 (78.0)  
  Small town   8.5 (8.8)   62.1 (71.9)  
  Non-Jewish settlement   8.7 (9.5)   59.5 (71.3)  
Chronic Diseases   N Mean (±SD) T-TEST P Value Mean (±SD) T-TEST P Value
 Malignancy + 4250 16.4 (12) <0.05 123.5 (103.4) <0.05
  72,997 8.4 (8.7)   62.4 (72.4)  
 Diabetes + 9065 17.5 (11.9)   124.6 (100.4)  
  68,182 7.7 (8)   58 (68.1)  
 Hypertension + 16,848 15.9 (11.5)   115.9 (98.7)  
  60,399 6.8 (7.2)   51.8 (61)  
 Hyperlipidemia + 27,266 13.7 (10.7)   100.3 (90.8)  
  49,981 6.1 (6.7)   47 (58)  
 IHD + 5604 18.4 (12.6)   132.9 (107.2)  
  71,643 8.1 (8.3)   60.5 (70.1)  
 CHF + 985 23.1 (15.5)   165.3 (128.8)  
  76,262 8.6 (8.9)   64.5 (74)  
 s/p CVA + 2013 18.7 (13.8)   135.2 (114.3)  
  75,234 8.6 (8.8)   63.9 (73.6)  
 Asthma + 4714 12.9 (12.2)   95.2 (97.7)  
  72,533 8.6 (8.8)   63.9 (73.7)  
 COPD + 1776 20.1 (15.1)   143.9 (120.9)  
  75,471 8.6 (8.8)   63.9 (73.4)  
 Dementia + 605 16.8 (13)   113.3 (98.1)  
  76,642 8.8 (9.1)   65.4 (75.4)  
 Epilepsy + 918 13.7 (11.3)   98.1 (94.7)  
  76,329 8.8 (9.1)   65.4 (75.4)  
 Anxiety Disorder + 2892 16.6 (12.9)   121.2 (111)  
  74,355 8.5 (8.8)   63.6 (73.2)  
 Drug Abuse + 496 11.3 (12.7)   82 (95.6)  
  76,751 8.8 (9.1)   65.7 (75.6)  
  1. AADT Accumulated Annual Duration of Time
  2. IQR Interquartile Range
  3. SES Socioeconomic Status
  4. IHD Ischemic Heart Disease
  5. CHF Chronic Heart Failure
  6. s/p CVA status post Cerebrovascular Accident
  7. COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease