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Table 3 Characteristics of different categories of ED users

From: Frequent use of emergency departments and chronic conditions in ageing societies: a retrospective analysis based in Italy

Variabile Adult patients
(15+)
Paediatric patients
(0–14)
Older patients
(65+)
Non
FU
One
Shot
Multi sem Non
FU
One
Shot
Multi sem Non
FU
One
Shot
Multi sem
% Patients 90.0 8.5 1.5 91.6 7.3 1.1 88.2 10.1 1.7
% Accesses 70.8 20.0 9.1 76.2 17.9 6.0 68.4 22.4 9.1
Average accesses 1.7 5.2 13.5 1.8 5.4 11.6 1.8 5.2 12.6
% Male 49.0 47.8 47.2 54.7 56.6 56.4 42.4 47.2 50.4
% Foreign 12.0 12.5 12.8 11.5 13.8 16.7 2.3 1.1 1.0
Average age 53.0 55.4 54.2 5.9 4.7 4.0 77.3 78.6 77.9
% Multiple chronic conditions 2.5 18.2 49.3 0.3 2.5 11.0 4.5 26.7 61.1
% Mental disorders 3.2 10.6 29.2 0.8 2.5 7.1 2.2 7.7 18.7
% Nervous system and sense organs 1.9 5.1 9.3 0.7 2.1 5.4 2.5 5.9 10.2
% Circulatory system 7.1 17.8 28.8 0.3 1.0 1.5 15.5 33.5 52.5
% Respiratory system 1.0 3.8 9.8 1.1 4.2 10.2 1.8 6.6 15.8
% Digestive system 0.7 2.3 6.0 0.2 0.8 1.6 0.9 2.7 6.1
% Genitourinary system 1.0 3.4 7.7 0.9 2.2 5.2 0.8 2.8 6.0
% Musculoskeletal system 1.2 3.2 7.0 0.5 1.5 2.6 1.6 3.8 8.5
% Congenital anomalies 10.3 25.6 46.1 4.0 9.2 16.6 11.7 28.6 14.1
Number of patients 958,712 173,351 328,901
Number of accesses 2,129,074 382,951 765,971