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Table 1 Number of patients included in the study at the 13 PHC centres, and the proportion of patients included, based on the total number of inhabitants in the catchment area, in 2001–2003

From: Clinical categories of patients and encounter rates in primary health care – a three-year study in defined populations

  2001 2002 2003
PHC centre Patients (#) Prop. of inhabitants (%) Patients (#) Prop. of inhabitants (%) Patients (#) Prop. of inhabitants (%)
A/B 9 814 43.9 9 012 40.4 9 063 40.4
C 9 007 56.1 8 203 51.2 7 631 47.3
D 2 645 38.8 2 619 38.5 2 939 42.9
E/F 6 950 45.2 6 632 43.2 6 242 40.4
G/H 6 166 52.9 5 798 50.0 5 675 49.2
I 7 557 44.7 7 606 45.2 7 190 42.9
J 5 273 36.3 5 135 35.3 5 980 41.1
K 6 248 38.7 5 853 36.1 5 606 34.6
L 6 480 46.9 5 823 42.8 4 516 33.3
M 7 365 44.9 6 238 38.3 6 568 40.0
N1 4 436 -- 4 575 -- 5 802 --
Total 71 941 45.02 67 494 42.12 67 212 41.02
  1. 1 Centre N was a PHC acute centre, and patients came mainly from PHC centres A/B, C and E/F
  2. 2 Patients from PHC acute centre N not included