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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Diagnosis and Management of Group a Streptococcal Pharyngitis in the United States, 2011–2015

Characteristic All Ages Age < 18 years Age ≥ 18 years
No. of patients 11,631,556 5,333,333 6,293,223
Age, mean (SD), years 24.5 (18.5) 8.4 (4.9) 38.0 (14.4)
Sex, %
 Male 41.9 48.5 36.3
 Female 58.1 51.6 63.7
Region of the United States, %
 Northeast 17.7 18.1 17.4
 North central 22.5 23.3 21.8
 South 42.9 42.7 43.0
 West 14.7 13.5 15.8
 Unknown 2.2 2.4 2.0
Health plan type, %a
 Managed care (EPO/HMO) 12.5 12.5 12.5
 Preferred provider (POS/PPO) 71.0 70.5 71.5
 High deductible (CDHP/HDHP) 11.6 12.0 11.3
 Unknown 4.9 5.1 4.7
Distinct acute pharyngitis events, 2011–2015, %
 1 68.2 56.4 78.3
 2 18.2 21.7 15.3
 3 6.8 10.0 4.2
 ≥4 6.7 11.9 2.3
  1. aManaged care is with an established physician network to receive care: HMO, health maintenance organization, EPO, exclusive provider organization; Preferred provider is with an established physician network and the option to see provider out of the network generally with increased fees: POS, point of service; POS with cap, point of service with capitation; PPO, preferred provider organization; High deductible requires members to pay for services out of pocket until a limit is reached: HDHP, high-deductible health plan. Some include reimbursement from an account before the insurance starts: CDHP, consumer-driven health plan