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Table 5 Age-specific utilization rate (%) of primary care services in preceding year

From: Self-reported chronic diseases and health status and health service utilization - Results from a community health survey in Singapore

Age-group Utilization rate (%)
  Any chronic disease No chronic disease
  n* Government polyclinic General practitioner n* Government polyclinic General practitioner
≤ 25 11 27.3 36.4 39 33.3 41.0
25 - 44 32 28.1 65.6 86 32.6 33.7
45 - 64 122 53.3 23.8 136 35.3 16.2
≥ 65 208 63.5 25.9 56 26.8 21.4
Total 373    317   
  1. * Patients could have utilized more than one or more primary care service, hence the numbers would not add up to total (n = 778).