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Table 1 Profile of office-based physicians with and without methadone substitution treatment

From: Difficulties associated with outpatient management of drug abusers by general practitioners. A cross-sectional survey of general practitioners with and without methadone patients in Switzerland

  PT (n = 352) PWT (n = 231) X2, p value
Male 84.9% 82.7% X2 = 0.4; p = 0.563
Practice in a town with >10,000 inhabitants 60% 66.2%  
Practice in a town with <10,000 inhabitants 40% 33.8% X2 = 2.3; p = 0.136
Works alone 57.9% 65.7%  
Works in a group practice (with other doctors) 42.1% 34.3% X2 = 3.5; p = 0.068
Median no. of years in practice* (mean SD) 15 (14.8 ± 7.4) 17 (17 ± 8.6) Z = -3.2; p = 0.001
  1. PT = General practitioners with patients receiving methadone substitution treatment
  2. PWT = General practitioners without patients receiving methadone substitution treatment
  3. *P value was calculated using the Mann-Whitney test; other P values were calculated using Fisher's exact test