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Table 1 Comparison between our GP sample and the Quebec/Canada GP population

From: Variables associated with general practitioners taking on serious mental disorder patients

  Sample (%) All
Quebec GPs (%)
Sample versus all Quebec GPs All
Canadian GPs
Quebec GPs versus
Canadian GPs
    X2 df p   X2 df p
Age categories (years of age)    20.00 16 0.22   20.000 16 0.22
< 35 8.3 13.7     13.25    
35–44 32.9 27.5     30.95    
45–54 41.5 35.0     32.6    
55–64 14.6 18.3     17.35    
65+ 2.8 5.5     5.85    
Gender distribution    3.44 1 0.06   1.32 1 0.250
   Male 48.7 55.1     63.3    
   Female 51.3 44.9     36.7    
Clinical setting          
   Private medical offices 80.1 69.8 2.67 1 0.10     
   CLSCs 23.6 27.3 0.24 1 0.63     
   Hospitals 49.4 57.3 1.28 1 0.26     
   Emergency services 17.3 25.2 1.93 1 0.16     
Practice area    1.34 1 0.25   2.49 1 0.11
   Urban 66.3 74.9     84.2    
   Rural 33.7 25.1     15.8    
Presence of a university hospital    1.29 1 0.26     
   Yes 51.0 58.6        
   No 49.0 41.4        
Income level from fee for service 65.0 74.0 1.90 1 0.17 51.0 1.28 1 0.257
Percentage of patients presenting with a mental disorder in the GP clientele 24.9 20.0 0.47 1 0.49