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Table 2 Differences in medical activities of GPs by experimental exposition to patient’s ethnicity, Belgium, 2012

From: General practice and ethnicity: an experimental study of doctoring

Medical activities: Relation & Decisions Ethnic minority patient Non ethnic minority patient   
N Mean/% SD (σ) N Mean/% SD (σ) t/χ² p-value
Relation         
 1. Medical history examination (time in minutes) 85 4,05 3,53 84 4,43 2,35 -1,06 0,29
 2. Socio-relational history examination (time in minutes) 87 2,11 1,43 84 3,36 2,48 4,05 0,001
Decisions         
 3. Cardiovascular risk assessment (score from 0 “no risk” to 10 “max risk”) 85 6,32 1,70 82 6,34 1,56 0,05 0,96
 4. ECG recommendation (score from 0 “no utility” to 10 “max utility”) 85 5,42 3,04 83 5,13 2,91 -0,06 0,53
 5. Drug prescription (Yes/No) 85 70% 83 53% 5,51 0,01