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Table 2 Characteristics of patient presentations for patients aged 3 to 19 years who consulted for musculoskeletal problems and knee problems in 2010

From: Consultation patterns of children and adolescents with knee pain in UK general practice: analysis of medical records

  Musculoskeletal Read code Knee Read code
Patients 2836 327
One consultation, n (%) 1730 (61.0) 226 (69.1)
Two, n (%) 588 (20.7) 52 (15.9)
Three, n (%) 245 (8.6) 22 (6.7)
Four, n (%) 125 (4.4) 11 (3.4)
Five or more, n (%) 148 (5.2) 16 (4.9)
Total No. consultations (mean, range) 5 081 (1.8, 1–16) 550 (1.7, 1–12)
Mean age (SD) 12.4 (4.7) 13.4 (4.1)
 3 to 7 years, n (%) 553 (19.5) 36 (11.0)
 8 to 11 years, n (%) 546 (19.3) 49 (15.0)
 12 to 15 years, n (%) 862 (30.4) 139 (42.5)
 16 to 19 years, n (%) 875 (30.9) 103 (31.5)
Sex:   
 Boy, n (%) 1480 (52.2) 193 (59.0)
 Girl, n (%) 1356 (47.8) 134 (41.0)
Area of Socio-economic deprivation   
 Low, n (%) 578 (20.4) 80 (24.5)
 Medium, n (%) 1610 (56.8) 181 (55.4)
 High, n (%) 516 (18.2) 53 (16.2)
 Missing, n (%) 132 (4.7) 13 (4.0)
  1. Data provided by eleven CiPCA practices from the 27 432 registered patients aged 3 to 19 years old