Table 3

Study population (n = 979)
Respondent Mother 94.3%
Father 4.8%
other proxy (i.e. grandmother) 0.3%
Age of respondents in years; M (SD) 35.4 (6.6)
Age of children in years; M (SD) 4.7 (4.0)
Age of children in groups Up to one year 30,3%
> 1 to up to 4 years 28,6%
> 4 to up to 7 years 19,7%
> 7 years 21,4%
Knowing the pediatrician Years; M (SD) 4.6 (3.9)
Wait time in minutes; M (SD) 20.2 (17.6)
Patient-pediatrician contact time in minutes; M (SD) 17.4 (14.8)
Reasons for appointment* Routine check-up, vaccination 36.2%
Acute disease symptoms 44.1%
Chronic disease symptoms 11.3%
Emergency 1.3%
Prescription, attest, referrals 13.9%
other 5.7%

*Multiple answers possible M = Mean SD = Standard deviation.

Bitzer et al.

Bitzer et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:347   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-347

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