Table 2

Comparison of patients who did or did not return to their GP for persistent abdominal-related diagnoses after referral

Total
(n=233)
Return to GP
(n=129)
No return to GP
(n=104)
P value
Sex, female (%)147 (63.1)84 (65.1)63 (60.6)0.475
Age, mean (SD)58.3 (13.8)57.9 (13.8)58.9 (14.1)0.207
BMI, mean (SD)29.8 (6.1)30.2 (6.4)29.2 (5.7)0.387
An abdominal-related diagnosis recorded before cholecystolithiasis, n (%)97 (41.6)67 (51.9)30 (28.8)<0.001
No of consultations for abdominal-related diagnoses, median (IQR)9 (7.75)12 (9)6 (4)<0.001
Before diagnosis of cholecystolithiasis3 (3)3 (3)2 (2)<0.001
After diagnosis of cholecystolithiasis6 (6)8 (6)4 (3)<0.001
Biliary colic, n (%)144 (61.8)72 (55.8)72 (69.2)0.036
Cholecystectomy, yes (%)185 (79.4)97 (75.2)88 (84.6)0.077
  • BMI, body mass index; GP, general practitioner.