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Table 1 GPs’ demographic profile and their most commonly seen RTC-related injuries

From: General practitioners knowledge and management of whiplash associated disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder: implications for patient care

Demographic n (%) Most common injuries presenting to GPs’ n (%)
Age Injury type
 25–35 years 50 12  No injury at all 88 21
 36–45 years 96 23  Muscular or soft tissue bruise or strain 406 96
 46–60 year 168 40  Whiplash injury to the neck 351 83
 60+ yrs 109 26  Back injury - thoracic 199 47
Gender      - lumbar 168 40
 Male 214 51  Patients with one or more fractures 205 48
 Female 209 49  Head injury 152 36
Years of experience as a GPa  Concussion 159 38
 ≤ 10 year 102 24  Psychological conditions such as PTSD 243 57
 11–20 year 50 12  Skin wounds 196 46
 20+ yrs 270 64  Injuries requiring ongoing management post-hospital discharge 207 49
Location of practice  Joint injury - upper limb 134 32
 Urban 251 59     - lower limb 112 26
 Regional 139 33  Chronic pain 240 57
 Remote 33 8    
Overall no. of GPs in practiceb
 1 41 10    
 2–3 71 17    
 4–7 169 40    
 ≥ 8 139 33    
States
 VIC 106 25.1    
 NSW 126 30.5    
 QLD 92 21.7    
 SA/NT/WA/TAS/ACT 99 22.7    
  1. a n = 422 (1 missing) b n = 420 (3 missing)