Table 2

Percentage of first and follow-up appointments that are by telephone, stratified by age and period (raw numbers are included in online supplemental table S1)

Age (years)January 2017 to December 2019 averageOctober 2020 to February 2021 average*
First appt % by phoneFollow-up appt % by phoneFirst appt % by phoneFollow-up appt % by phone
Under-11.510.54.620.0
1–41.316.53.126.3
5–92.217.23.125.8
10–143.518.83.426.0
15–193.019.83.123.8
20–242.218.52.822.6
Total2.317.33.224.5
  • *October 2020 to February 2021 is given because the first wave of COVID-19 had ended and the system had stabilised.