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Table 1 Study population 2014–2016, characteristics of 1-year-FA, 2-year-FA, pFA and non-FA (n = 66,831)

From: Comparing occasional and persistent frequent attenders in occupational health primary care – a longitudinal study

Characteristics 1-year-FA
2014–2016
2-year-FA
2014–2016
pFA
2014–2016
non-FA
2014–2016
p value
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
  6528 (10) 1603 (2) 592 (1) 58,108 (87)  
Sex <  0.001
 Male 3270 (50) 754 (47) 262 (44) 33,236 (57)  
 Female 3258 (50) 849 (53) 330 (56) 24,872 (43)  
Age <  0.001
 18–34 1661 (25) 354 (22) 128 (21) 19,630 (34)  
 35–44 1641 (25) 413 (26) 147 (25) 13,648 (23)  
 45–54 1889 (29) 473 (30) 187 (32) 14,351 (25)  
 55–68 1337 (21) 363 (22) 130 (22) 10,479 (18)  
Company size <  0.001
 0–10 507 (8) 77 (5) 19 (3) 8544 (15)  
 11–50 1601 (25) 350 (22) 129 (22) 16,036 (28)  
 51–250 1767 (27) 513 (32) 195 (32) 14,165 (24)  
  > 250 2287 (35) 663 (41) 249 (42) 16,451 (28)  
 Missing 2 (0)      16 (0)  
Specialist consultation <  0.001
 No 4677 (72) 894 (56) 244 (41) 51,622 (89)  
 Yes 1851 (28) 709 (44) 348 (59) 6486 (11)  
Professionals visited < 0.001
 Physician 6513 (100) 1603 (100) 592 (100) 53,945 (93)  
 Nurse 4119 (63) 1192 (74) 460 (78) 18,918 (33)  
 Physiotherapist 2932 (45) 1023 (64) 425 (72) 7910 (14)  
 Psychologist 1174 (18) 467 (29) 196 (33) 1966 (3)  
OH collaborative negotiation (2014–2015) <  0.001
 No 6309 (97) 1424 (89) 453 (77) 57,490 (99)  
 Yes 219 (3) 179 (11) 139 (23) 618 (1)  
  1. FA status was defined as the top decile of attenders (frequent attender 10%, FA10)
  2. 1-year-FA = Patients that were in the top decile of attenders in one of the study years (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  3. 2-year-FA = Patients that were in the top decile in any two study years (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  4. pFA = Patients that were in the top decile in all three study years (2014, 2015 and 2016)
  5. non-FA = Patients that were never in the top decile were considered as a reference group, non-frequent attenders