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Table 1 Characteristics of GPs. Age, gender and type of clinic are shown for all GPs in the Central Denmark Region (study base), GPs responding to the knowledge and attitude questionnaire, GPs completing the vignettes and GPs assessing risk of cancer for continuous patients. GPs are divided into the CME-participating GPs and the reference GPs

From: Impact of continuing medical education in cancer diagnosis on GP knowledge, attitude and readiness to investigate – a before-after study

   GP characteristics
  N (%) Mean age Years (95 % CI) Proportion of males % (95 % CI) Proportion of solo GPs % (95 % CI)
Study base     
  Total 831 (100) 52.3 (51.7; 52.8) 54.3 (50.9; 57.7) 24.1 (21.2; 27.0)
  Reference GPs 634 (76.3) 52.4 (51.7; 53.0) 56.5 (52.6; 60.3) 26.0 (22.6; 29.4)
  CME-participating GPs 197 (23.7) 51.9 (50.8; 53.0) 47.2 (40.2; 54.2) 17.8 (12.4; 23.2)
GPs that completed knowledge and attitudes items     
  Reference GPs 121 (19.1) 49.8 (48.3; 51.4) 57.9 (48.9; 66.8) 24.0 (16.3; 31.7)
  CME-participating GPs 81 (41.1) 50.7 (48.8; 52.5) 46.9 (35.8; 58.0) 18.5 (9.9; 27.2)
GPs that completed vignettes     
  Reference GPs 116 (18.3) 49.9 (48.4; 51.5) 58.6 (49.5; 67.7) 23.3 (15.5; 31.1)
  CME-participating GPs 80 (40.6) 50.5 (48.7; 52.4) 47.5 (36.3; 58.7) 18.8 (10.0; 27.5)
GPs that assessed risk of cancer on urgently referred patients     
  Reference GPs, before 384 (60.6) 51.6 (50.8; 52.4) 52.6 (47.6; 57.6) 26.8 (22.4; 31.3)
  Reference GPs, after 364 (57.4) 51.7 (50.8; 52.6) 53.6 (48.4; 58.7) 22.3 (18.0; 26.5)
  CME-participating GPs, before 148 (75.1) 51.6 (50.3; 52.9) 45.9 (37.8; 54.1) 17.6 (11.4; 23.8)
  CME-participating GPs, after 160 (81.2) 51.9 (50.6; 53.1) 46.9 (39.1; 54.7) 15.6 (9.9; 21.3)