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Table 3 Respondent characteristics

From: An international cross-sectional survey on the Quality and Costs of Primary Care (QUALICO-PC): recruitment and data collection of places delivering primary care across Canada

Provider’s characteristics n = 792
Sex, Female: n (%) 393 (49.6)
Age: n (%)  
Under 44 19 (2.4)
45-64 408 (52.2)
65+ 354 (45.3)
Born in Canada: n (%)  
Yes 563 (71.6)
Self-employed or salaried: n (%)  
Self-employed 708* (90.3)
Average hours worked per week: Mean (SD) 40.7 (12.7)
Practice characteristics  
Solo or group practice: n (%)  
Group practice 708 (90.3)
Geographic profile: n (%)  
Inner city 236 (30.1)
Suburbs 136 (17.3)
Small town 153 (19.5)
Mixed urban–rural 107 (13.6)
Rural 152 (19.4)
Patients above national average: n (%)  
Elderly 305 (38.6)
Disadvantaged 226 (28.6)
Ethnic minority 157 (19.9)
Extended hours: n (%)  
Open after 6 pm (at least once a week) 432 (54.9)
Open weekends (at least once a month) 303 (38.9)
Access within practice/centre to: n (%)  
Lab facilities 236 (29.8)
X-ray facilities 152 (19.3)
Patient characteristics 8,332 (7,172 patient experiences + 1,160 patient values)
Sex, Female: n (%) N = 5,447 (66.7)
Age: n (%)  
18-30 957 (12.1)
31-44 1,678 (21.2)
45-64 3,320 (41.9)
65+ 1,971 (24.9)
Education: n (%)  
No qualifications, pre-primary, primary, or lower secondary 761 (9.4)
Upper secondary education (grades 10–12) 2,587 (31.9)
Post-secondary education (includes college, undergraduate) 4,765 (58.7)
Presence of chronic condition(s): n (%)  
Yes 4,547 (55.5)
General health status: n (%)  
Very good 1,859 (22.6)
Good 4,249 (51.6)
Fair 1,797 (21.8)
Poor 332 (4.0)
  1. Note. All characteristics are self-reported. All categorical data do not add up to 100% due to missing data. *14 of these 708 respondents indicated they are both salaried and self-employed.