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Table 3 Medical care seeking behavior of adult and children with influenza like illness

From: Healthcare seeking behavior of patients with influenza like illness: comparison of the summer and winter influenza epidemics

  2014 Summer 2015 Winter p-valuea
No. % No. %
Adults
Sought medical careb 47   94   
 Private      
  A&E 6 12.8 15 16.0 0.432
  Western clinic 27 57.4 66 70.2 0.087
  TCM 15 31.9 23 24.5 0.660
  Hospitalization 2 4.3 1 1.1 0.169
 Public
  A&E 3 6.4 5 5.3 1.000
  Western clinic 15 31.9 17 18.1 0.197
  TCM 0 0.0 2 2.1 0.533
  Hospitalization 2 4.3 2 2.1 1.000
Children
Sought medical care b 24   41   
 Private
  A&E 6 25.0 10 24.4 0.752
  Western clinic 12 50.0 33 80.5 0.014
  TCM 3 12.5 7 17.1 0.523
  Hospitalization 4 16.7 0 0.0 0.008
 Public
  A&E 0 0.0 4 9.8 0.143
  Western clinics 8 33.3 2 4.9 0.016
  TCM 0 0.0 0 0.0 NA
  Hospitalization 0 0.0 0 0.0 NA
  1. A&E accident and emergency department, TCM traditional Chinese medicine
  2. ap-value of Chi-square tests
  3. bDifferent types or multiple episodes of medical care events reported by one participant were counted as only one episode