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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients at the general emergency clinic (n = 1821)

From: Is it a matter of urgency? A survey of assessments by walk-in patients and doctors of the urgency level of their encounters at a general emergency outpatient clinic in Oslo, Norway

  Norwegians Immigrantsa
  n % 95 % CI n % 95 % CI
Number of patients 1053 57.8 (55.5–60.0) 768 42.2 (39.4–43.9)
Region of origin (immigrantsa)
Nordic countries     131 7.2 (6.1–8.5)
Western Europe, North America, and Oceania     51 2.8 (2.1–3.7)
Eastern Europe     121 6.6 (5.6–7.9)
Asia including Turkey     259 14.2 12.7–15.9)
Africa     179 9.8 (8.5–11.3)
Latin America     27 1.5 (1.0–2.2)
Gender
Female 609 58.3 (55.3–61.3) 386 51.2 (47.6–54.8)
Male 435 41.7 (38.7–44.7) 368 48.8 (45.3–52.4)
Mean age, years (min–max) 29.1 (0–88) 26.5 (0–82)
Self-reported RGP status
Registered 1008 95.7 (94.3–96.8) 578 76.6 (73.4–79.4)
Not registered 32 3.0 (2.2–4.3) 165 21.9 (19.1–24.9)
Do not know 13 1.2 (0.7–2.1) 12 1.6 (0.9–2.8)
Time of consultation
08:00 a.m. – 03:59 p.m. 443 50.1 (46.8–53.4) 345 51.7 (47.9–55.5)
04:00 p.m. – 10:59 p.m. 346 39.1 (36.0–42.4) 272 40.8 (37.1–44.6)
11:00 p.m. – 07:59 a.m. 95 10.7 (8.9–13.0) 50 7.5 (5.7–9.8)
  1. aIncluding both first- and second-generation immigrants
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