Table 1.

Characteristics of responding GPs, n = 626

Male,a n (%)Female,b n (%)Total, n (%)
Age, yearsc
  ≤3465 (18)137 (51)202
  35–4438 (11)71 (27)109
  45–54125 (35)42 (16)167
  55–64115 (32)17 (6)132
  ≥6516 (4)0 (0)16
Householdc
  Single29 (8)34 (13)63
  Single parent11 (3)11 (4)22
  Couple (no children)73 (20)94 (35)167
  Couple (with children)236 (66)123 (46)359
  Other (such as divorced or widowed)10 (3)5 (2)15
Practicec
  Alone187 (52)50 (19)237
  Duo54 (15)52 (19)106
  In group70 (19)71 (27)141
  Family doctor in training48 (13)94 (35)142
Locationd
  Village245 (68)186 (70)431
  Town84 (23)51 (19)135
  City30 (8)30 (11)60
Hours a week spent workingc
  <4030 (8)51 (19)81
  41–60160 (45)187 (70)347
  61–80143 (40)26 (10)169
  >8026 (7)3 (1)29
  • a n = 359, 57%.

  • b n = 267, 43%.

  • c P<0.001, χ2, degrees of freedom = 1.

  • d Not significant.