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Table 1 Demographic and marital status data comparing frequent presenters (FP) and non-frequent presenters (NFP)

From: Characteristics of frequent emergency department presenters to an Australian emergency medicine network

  FP v NFP
(n = 540 v n = 73089)
OR 95% CI p-value
GENDER 51.6%M v 48.2%M 1.1 0.96 to 1.4 NS
AGE
Median (IQ range)
47 yrs (33-68) vs
45 yrs (30-64)
-   0.02
Age 19-29 yrs 18.9% v 23.4% 0.8 0.62 to 0.95 0.02
Age 70-79 yrs 14.4% v 9.7% 1.6 1.2 to 2.0 0.0003
Married/defacto 41.8% v 53.9% 0.61 0.52 to 0.73 < 0.0001
Divorced/separated 13.6% v 6.5% 2.2 1.7 to 2.8 < 0.0001
Single 29.1% v 29.1% 1.0 0.83 to 1.2 NS
Widowed 8.9% v 7.3% 1.2 0.91 to 1.6 NS
  1. Odds ratio (OR) and Confidence Interval (CI) are used.