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Table 4 Ambulatory Visits by Specialty (percentage) for Year 2000 and 2009

From: Respiratory tract infection is the major cause of the ambulatory visits in children

  0-18ys 0-6ys 7-18ys
  2000 2009 OR (95% CI) P 2000 2009 OR (95% CI) P 2000 2009 OR (95% CI) P
PED 22.80 29.44 1.41 (1.39~1.43) 0.00 33.45 44.88 1.62 (1.59~1.65) 0.00 10.61 17.26 1.76 (1.70~1.80) 0.00
ENT 16.30 15.82 0.96 (0.94~0,98) 0.00 17.92 16.31 0.89 (0.87~0.92) 0.00 14.45 15.44 1.08 (1.05~1.10) 0.00
FP 8.29 14.16 1.82 (1.78~1.86) 0.00 8.22 13.92 1.80 (1.75~1.87) 0.00 8.37 14.35 1.83 (1.78~1.89) 0.00
IM 5.36 5.73 1.07 (1.04~1.10) 0.00 3.96 4.18 1.06 (1.01~1.14) 0.032 6.95 6.96 1.00 (0.96~1.04) 0.938
  1. PED Pediatricians
  2. ENT: Ear, nose and throat specialists
  3. FM: Family physicians
  4. IM: Internal medicine