Intended for healthcare professionals

Table 2

Discordance between reason for referral by general practitioner and woman's stated reason for attendance

Reason for attendanceNo (%) of discordant cases* (n=952)Ratio (95% CI) of discordant reasons
Bleeding261 (27.4)4.01 (3.0 to 5.3)
Pain225 (23.6)0.54 (0.4 to 0.7)
Cycle related changes47 (4.9)1.04 (0.6 to 1.9)
  • * Either doctor or woman cites reason but not both.

  • † Doctor only divided by woman only (McNemar odds ratio).

  • ‡ P<0.001 by McNemar's test.