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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondent sample

From: Family physicians' involvement and self-reported comfort and skill in care of children with behavioral and emotional problems: a population-based survey

  N (%)*
Gender   
   Female 149 (37)
Type of practice   
   Solo 93 (23)
   Group 237 (59)
   Walk-in 31 (8)
   Other 44 (11)
Location of practice   
   Urban 263 (65)
   Rural 134 (33)
   Other 7 (2)
Time spent in patient care   
   40 hrs/wk or less 209 (52)
   > 40 hrs/wk 191 (48)
Recency of graduation   
   Prior to 1978 139 (34)
   1978 to 1988 142 (35)
   Since 1989 124 (31)
Place of graduation   
   Canadian University 327 (81)
Specialty certificate from the College of Family Practitioners of Canada 166 (41)
Participated in CME for psychosocial problems in children in past 5 years 171 (42)
Children seen per month: behaviour problems   
   None 28 (6.9)
   1 to 4 324 (80.4)
   5 to 9 46 (11.4)
   >9 5 (1.2)
Children seen per month: social-emotional difficulties   
   None 25 (6.2)
   1 to 4 302 (75.0)
   5 to 9 56 (13.9)
   >9 12 (3.0)
Children seen per month: ADHD/possible ADHD   
   None 81 (20.1)
   1 to 4 303 (75.2)
   5 to 9 18 (4.5)
   >9 1 (0.2)
Children seen per month: mood disorders/possible mood disorders   
   None 28 (6.9)
   1 to 4 315 (78.2)
   5 to 9 47 (11.7)
   >9 13 (3.2)
  1. Note: number of respondents varies slightly in tables of results because respondents did not always answer all questions fully
  2. * Percentages rounded to nearest whole number