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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents

From: Irrational prescribing of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines in general practice: testing the feasibility of an educational intervention among physicians in five European countries

  Cuprus France Greece Malta Turkey P-value
Total cases 10 9 17 25 23  
Gender       0.7031
Male n (%) 8(80.0) 6(66.7) 9(52.9) 15(60.0) 15(62.5)  
Female n (%) 2(20.2) 3(33.3) 8(47.1) 10(40.0) 8(34.8)  
Mean age 40 52 42 47 40 0.0022
Type of service area       
Rural/Semi-urban/Other 4(40) 0(0) 17(100) 14(56.0) 17(73.9) <0.00013
Urban 6(60.0) 9(100) 0(0) 11(44.0) 6(26.1)
Years of experience       
0-10 Years 7(70.0) 0(0) 11(64.7) 8(32.0) 3(13.0) <0.00014
>10Years 3(30.0) 9 (100) 6(35.3) 17(68.0) 20(87.0)
Kind of organization       
Private/Combination/Don’t know/Other 4(40.0) 8(88.9) 0(0.0) 19(76.0) 0(0) <0.00015
Public 6(60) 1(11.1) 17(100) 6(24.0) 23(100)  
Organizational type       
Health center/Hospital 6(60.0) 0(0) 17(100) 8(32.0) 23(100) <0.00016
Independent/Chain/Group/Other 4(40.0) 9(100) 0(0) 17(68.0) 0(0)
  1. 1The chi-squared test of independence was applied X2 = 6.499 (d.f. = 4).
  2. 2The non parametric Kruskal-Wallis Test was applied X2 = 18.132 (d.f. = 4).
  3. 3The chi-squared test of independence was applied X2 = 35.131 (d.f. = 4).
  4. 4The chi-squared test of independence was applied X2 = 26.502 (d.f. = 4).
  5. 5The chi-squared test of independence was applied X2 = 53.413 (d.f. = 4).
  6. 6The chi-squared test of independence was applied X2 = 53.519 (d.f. = 4).