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Table 2 Participant health status, frequency of GP visit, and reason for current visit overall and by presence of a chronic disease

From: Informing primary care reform in Greece: patient expectations and experiences (the QUALICOPC study)

Variable Total n (%) Patients with chronic disease n (%)a Patients without chronic disease n (%)a p-value
How would you describe your health status in general:b     <0.0001
 Very good 409 (20.9%) 52 (4.5%) 353 (44.9%)  
 Good 750 (38.4%) 428 (37.1%) 317 (40.3%)  
 Satisfactory 617 (31.4%) 502 (43.5%) 111 (14.1%)  
 Poor 178 (9.1%) 171 (14.8%) 6 (0.8%)  
Do you have your own personal physician who you consult when you are ill?c     <0.0001
 Yes 1567 (80.6%) 1022 (89.2%) 536 (68.1%)  
 No 378 (19.4%) 124 (10.8%) 251 (31.9%)  
Over the past six months, how often did you visit or consulted a general practitioner?d     <0.0001
 Never 446 (22.9%) 108 (9.6%) 337 (46.0%)  
 Once 405 (20.8%) 181 (16.1%) 221 (30.2%)  
 2–4 times 545 (28.0%) 409 (36.4%) 129 (17.6%)  
  ≥ 5 times 475 (24.4%) 427 (38.0%) 45 (6.1%)  
 Do not know 78 (4.0%) 27 (2.3%) 51 (6.5%)  
Reason of current visite
 Sick/Unwell 729 (37.3%) 387 (33.6%) 338 (42.9%) <0.0001
 Medical check-up 422 (21.6%) 262 (22.7%) 258 (20.1%) 0.160
 Prescription 877 (44.9%) 713 (61.8%) 157 (19.9%) <0.0001
 Referral 216 (11.0%) 140 (12.1%) 75 (9.5%) 0.070
 Health certificate 106 (5.4%) 41 (3.6%) 64 (8.1%) <0.0001
 Second opinion 128 (6.5%) 77 (6.7%) 50 (6.3%) 0.771
 Other 130 (6.6%) 43 (3.7%) 86 (10.9%) <0.0001
  1. aBased on 1950 cases for the variable presence of chronic disease
  2. bBased on sample size of 1954; cBased on a sample size of 1945; dBased on a sample size 1949; eBased on a sample size of 1955