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Table 2 Morbidity of non-frequent attenders, 1-year frequent attenders and persistent frequent attenders: prevalence and relative difference (non-frequent attenders 100)

From: Epidemiology of frequent attenders: a 3-year historic cohort study comparing attendance, morbidity and prescriptions of one-year and persistent frequent attenders

  Non-Fas1 1yFAs2;4 PFAs3
  19120 2609 470
Diabetes mellitus 5.5 13.7
(250)
23.2
(421)
Chron. Cardiovasc. disease 13.7 23.4
(170)
37.7
(275)
Chron. resp. disease 9.8 17.8
(181)
27.2
(277)
(feelings of)anxiety 1.8 4.7
(261)
9.4
(522)
(feelings of) depression 3.2 6.4
(200)
8.7
(271)
Addictive behaviour 1.2 2.9
(241)
4.9
(408)
MUPS 6.8 13.1
(192)
25.3
(370)
Social problems 1.3 2.0
(153)
7.9
(607)
Psychological/psychiatric problems 9.2 20.6
(223)
37.0
(402)
Number of medical problems 1.16 2.00
(172)
3.52
(303)
  1. 1Non-frequent attenders
  2. 21-year frequent attenders
  3. 3persistent frequent attenders
  4. 4All FAs of 2003 minus the 1yFAs that moved out of the practice or died.