Table 1

Distribution of family physician utilization by age groups

Early adolescents

Middle adolescents

Young adults

n = 5753

n = 9649

n = 7506


Non-users (%)

32.9

30.2

27.9

Low users - 1 to 3 visits (%)

52.6

50.8

50.4

High users - 4 or more visits (%)

14.5

19.0

21.7

Total respondents (%)

100.0

100.0

100.0

Mean number of visits (standard deviation)

1.9 (2.9)

2.4 (4.4)

2.8 (5.6)

Median number of visits

1

1

2

Interquartile range number of visits

0 - 2

0 - 3

0 - 3


Ryan et al. BMC Family Practice 2011 12:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-118

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