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Table 2 Respondent characteristics

From: Elective surgical referral guidelines - background educational material or essential shared decision making tool? A survey of GPs' in England

   Respondents (n = 129)
(%)
Sample
(n = 310)
(%)
England GPs
(n = 34085)% i
Age group    
  25 - 34 years 10.9 - 12.0
  35 - 44 years 28.9 - 34.1
  45 - 54 years 38.3 - 33.5
  55 - 64 years 18.8 - 18.0
  65 years or over 3.1 - 2.4
Sex    
  Male 61.2 62.4ii 59.6
  Female 38.8 37.6 40.4
Practice size    
  1 4.0 11.9 -
  2 - 3 34.1 36.6 -
  4 - 5 32.5 25.0 -
  6 - 7 7.1 8.4 -
  More than 7 22.2 18.1 -
BMA Membership   78 - 73iii
Royal College of General Practitioners Membership   43 - 43iv
  1. i. DH General and Personal Medical Services Statistics, England and Wales, 30 September 2004 http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Statistics/StatisticalWorkAreas/Statisticalworkforce/index.htm accessed 30.03.2006
  2. ii. Data on sex not available for 3 participating PCTs.
  3. iii British Medical Association (personal communication)
  4. iv *RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) (personal communication)